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Natural Histories
Author: Guadalupe Nettel

ISBN: 9781742586823
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1 May 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 0.76
Description:
"The gaze [Nettel] turns on madnesses both temperate and destructive, on manias, on deviances, is so sharp that it has us seeing straight into our own obsessions." - Xavier Houssin, Le Monde

"It has been a long time since I've found in the literature of my generation a world as personal and untransferable as that of Guadalupe Nettel." - Juan Gabriel Vásquez

These five dark and delicately written stories unfold in fragile worlds, where animal behaviors parallel the ways in which human beings interact.

Siamese fighting fish, cockroaches, a cat, a snake, and a strange fungus become mirrors that reflect the unconfessable aspects of human nature. In each tale, Nettel creates, with tightly wound narrative tension, a space wherein her characters explore how the wounds we incur in life manifest themselves, clandestinely, irrevocably. In writing that is precise, subtle, and spellbinding, Nettel renders the ordinary unsettling, and the unsettling extraordinary.

About the Author

Born in Mexico City in 1973, Guadalupe Nettel is a prolific young Mexica...

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