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Lloret, Bruno2020
In a small city perched between the Pacific Ocean and the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, a dying woman relives her childhood and adolescence in vivid detail. In the trance of her sickness, she recalls her reactions to the breakup of her family, the disappearance of her brother, the defection of her mother, her father's conversion to Mormonism -- snapshots in which sex, violence, poverty and environmental degradation intersect against the oppressive and ecstatic backdrop of religious belief. 'This world is a desert of crosses,' she remembers her father telling her and in the visually striking layout of Nancy, crosses in bold make up the very fabric and rhythm of the book. The text is full of Xs, which can be read in many ways: as multiplication symbols, scars, marks on a treasure map; or as signs of erasure, the striking out of reality, the approach of death, like the cancer that threatens Nancy's life and memories.
Main title:
Nancy / Bruno Lloret ; translated by Ellen Jones.
Artarmon, NSW : Giramondo, 2020.©2020
134 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Series title:
First published in Chile in 2015."From the Writing and Society Research Centre at University of Western Sydney"--Title page verso.Southern Latitudes is a series published by Giramondo, devoted to writers from the Southern Hemisphere. The list brings together works by writers from across the South, to explore the resonances and resemblences between their perspectives.Translated from the Spanish.
9781925818246 (paperback)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralLLORAvailable
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