In the Distance with You

Author:   Carla Guelfenbein ,  John Cullen
Publisher:   Other Press (NY)
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9781590518700


Pages:   416
Publication Date:   05 June 2018
Format:   Paperback
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This Chilean literary thriller tells the story of three lives intertwined with that of an enigmatic author, whose character is inspired by the groundbreaking Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector. Vera Sigall, now eighty years old, has lived a mysterious, ascetic life far from the limelight of literary circles. This powerful character has a profound effect on those around her--Daniel, an architect and her neighbor and friend, unhappy in his marriage and career; Emilia, a Franco-Chilean student who travels to Santiago to write a thesis on the elusive Vera; and Horacio, an acclaimed poet with whom Vera had a tumultuous, passionate affair in her youth. As Daniel, Emilia, and Horacio tell their stories, they reconstruct Vera's past, and search for their own identities. Spanning from modern-day Chile to the 1950s, 60s, and through the years of the Pinochet dictatorship, With You at a Distance reveals successive mysteries anddiscoveries like a set of Russian nesting dolls.

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Author:   Carla Guelfenbein ,  John Cullen
Publisher:   Other Press (NY)
Imprint:   Other Press (NY)
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 20.80cm
Weight:   0.476kg
ISBN:  

9781590518700


ISBN 10:   1590518705
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   05 June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Three figures gather around the comatose body of a legendary Latin American writer, trying--in different ways and before it's too late--to unveil the dying woman's secrets. With In the Distance with You, Carla Guelfenbein has created a truly thrilling book about books, a novel about the spell great writers cast on either side of the grave. --Benjamin Moser, author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector Guelfenbein's elegantly structured, psychologically astute novel moves with the urgency of a detective novel, but its real mysteries turn on questions of authorship, reading, interpretation, and the strange power of fiction to enter the speechless realm of human erotic desire. --Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blazing World The subject of this profound and intricate novel is the irreducible mystery at the core of every person, the buried lines of history and desire that render us inscrutable even to ourselves. Carla Guelfenbein is an important and powerful writer, and this translation is a gift to English-language readers. --Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You


A NYLON Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018 [A] moving page-turner. Suspense, emotions, and magic course throughout this beautifully narrated book. Highly recommended for fans of Latin American literature and general literary mysteries. --Library Journal, *Starred* Three figures gather around the comatose body of a legendary Latin American writer, trying--in different ways and before it's too late--to unveil the dying woman's secrets. With In the Distance with You, Carla Guelfenbein has created a truly thrilling book about books, a novel about the spell great writers cast on either side of the grave. --Benjamin Moser, author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector Guelfenbein's elegantly structured, psychologically astute novel moves with the urgency of a detective novel, but its real mysteries turn on questions of authorship, reading, interpretation, and the strange power of fiction to enter the speechless realm of human erotic desire. --Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blazing World The subject of this profound and intricate novel is the irreducible mystery at the core of every person, the buried lines of history and desire that render us inscrutable even to ourselves. Carla Guelfenbein is an important and powerful writer, and this translation is a gift to English-language readers. --Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You Three figures gather around the comatose body of a legendary Latin American writer, trying--in different ways and before it's too late--to unveil the dying woman's secrets. With In the Distance with You, Carla Guelfenbein has created a truly thrilling book about books, a novel about the spell great writers cast on either side of the grave. --Benjamin Moser, author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector Guelfenbein's elegantly structured, psychologically astute novel moves with the urgency of a detective novel, but its real mysteries turn on questions of authorship, reading, interpretation, and the strange power of fiction to enter the speechless realm of human erotic desire. --Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blazing World The subject of this profound and intricate novel is the irreducible mystery at the core of every person, the buried lines of history and desire that render us inscrutable even to ourselves. Carla Guelfenbein is an important and powerful writer, and this translation is a gift to English-language readers. --Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You


A NYLON Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018 [A] moving page-turner. Suspense, emotions, and magic course throughout this beautifully narrated book. Highly recommended for fans of Latin American literature and general literary mysteries. --Library Journal, *Starred* Three figures gather around the comatose body of a legendary Latin American writer, trying--in different ways and before it's too late--to unveil the dying woman's secrets. With In the Distance with You, Carla Guelfenbein has created a truly thrilling book about books, a novel about the spell great writers cast on either side of the grave. --Benjamin Moser, author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector Guelfenbein's elegantly structured, psychologically astute novel moves with the urgency of a detective novel, but its real mysteries turn on questions of authorship, reading, interpretation, and the strange power of fiction to enter the speechless realm of human erotic desire. --Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blazing World The subject of this profound and intricate novel is the irreducible mystery at the core of every person, the buried lines of history and desire that render us inscrutable even to ourselves. Carla Guelfenbein is an important and powerful writer, and this translation is a gift to English-language readers. --Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You


Author Information

Carla Guelfenbein studied biology at Essex University. She also studied graphic design at St. Martin's School of Art in London. Back in Chile she worked as Art director in BBDO, and fashion editor at ELLE. She is the author of the novels El rev s del alma, La mujer de mi vida, El resto es silencio, Nadar desnudas, Contigo en la distancia, and a number of short stories which have appeared in important magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into 14 languages by the most prestigious editorial houses in Europe. Contigo en la distancia won the important Alfaguara prize, and was simultaneously launched in Spain and Latin America. John Cullen is the translator of many books from Spanish, French, German, and Italian, including Philippe Claudel's Brodeck, Juli Zeh's Decompression, Chantal Thomas's The Exchange of Princesses, and Kamel Daoud's The Meursault Investigation. He lives in upstate New York.

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