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The Body Where I Was Born
by Guadalupe Nettel
translated from Spanish by J.T. Lichtenstein

the-body-where-i-was-born_bcThe first novel to appear in English by one of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed writers of new Mexican fiction.

From a psychoanalyst’s couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood—in which she was born with an abnormality in her eye into a family intent on fixing it. In a world without the time and space for innocence, the narrator intimately recalls her younger self—a fierce and discerning girl open to life’s pleasures and keen to its ruthless cycle of tragedy.

With raw language and a brilliant sense of humor, both delicate and unafraid, Nettel strings together hard-won, unwieldy memories—taking us from Mexico City to Aix-en-Provence, France, then back home again—to create a portrait of the artist as a young girl. In these pages, Nettel’s art of storytelling transforms experience into inspiration and a new startling perception of reality.

A bracing, beautiful autobiographical novel by one of Mexico’s best young writers.
by Guadalupe Nettel
translated from Spanish by J.T. Lichtenstein
Pub: Seven Stories Press | Random House Inc
Pub Date: June 2015
ISBN: 978 1609805265