Learning to Talk to Plants (Paperback)
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Learning to Talk to Plants (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 03/09/2020
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Paula's partner has died in a car accident - but no one knows her true grief. Only hours before his death, Mauro revealed that he was leaving her for another woman. Paula guards this secret and ploughs on with her job as a paediatrician in Barcelona, trying to maintain the outline of their old life. But all of Mauro's plants are dying, the fridge only contains expired yoghurt and her mind feverishly obsesses over this other, unknown woman. As the weeks pass, vitality returns to Paula in unexpected ways. She remembers, slowly, how to live. By turns devastating and darkly funny, Learning to Talk to Plants is a piercingly honest portrayal of grief - and of the many ways to lose someone.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782275770
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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"Marta Orriols debuts with a brilliant novel" -- Time Out

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"A beautifully written novel about complex grief and a woman's attempt to rebuild her life after the sudden death of her long-time partner... a small but rich and profound story, and I would strongly recommend it for anyone who loves beautiful writing and a very introspective, revealing story." --Lily Bartels of The Open Door Bookstore on Northeast Public Radio

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“Detached”

Although the subject of this book is emotive and internalized, I felt that it is treated in a somewhat detached style. I don't know if something was lost in the translation but the words never really came... More

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