Books set in Uruguay (8)

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La Azotea by Fernanda Trías ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Empezamos allí donde terminamos: ¿qué ha ocurrido en este apartamento en ruinas, separado del mundo exterior?


La vida breve by Juan Carlos Onetti ES

Rating: 3     2 Votes
La vida breve is the novel that introduces Santa Maria, the mythical land in Onettian narrative. Brausens wife was crippled after a complicated surgery. To make up for the void left by her forgotten caresses, he creates stories. He dreams up Santa Maria and the life of Doctor Diaz Grey. He listens to a conversation between a man and a woman, happening on the other side of a wall, he imagines their gestures, their feelings. He wants to break the barriers of imagination, he wants to become another.


Pink Slime by Fernanda Trías EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Winner of the Uruguayan National Literature Prize for Fiction, the Bartolomé-Hidalgo Fiction Prize, and the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Literature Prize. A port city is in the grips of an ecological crisis. The river has filled with toxic algae, and a deadly 'red wind' blows through its streets; much of the coast has been evacuated as the wealthy migrate inland to safety, leaving the rest to shelter in abandoned houses as blackouts and food shortages abound. The unnamed narrator is one of those who has stayed. She spends her days trying to disentangle herself from the two relationships that had ... continue


The Naked Woman by Armonía Somers EN

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Longlisted for the 2018 National Translation Award "A wild, brutal paean to freedom. . . . Somers' feminism is profound, and complicated." --NPR "A surreal, nightmarish book about women's struggle for autonomy--and how that struggle is (always, inevitably) met with violence." --Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties A groundbreaking feminist classic from 1950s Uruguay, The Naked Woman was met with scandal and outrage due to its erotic content, cynicism, and stylistic ingenuity. The novel follows Rebeca Linke's ardent, ultimately tragic, attempt to free herself from a hostil... continue


The Rooftop by Fernanda Trias EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
We begin where we end: what happened in this rundown apartment, closed off from the world?