Publication Date: 03/09/2020 ISBN: 9781916277847 Category:

Dead Girls

Selva Almada

Publisher: Charco Press
Publication Date: 03/09/2020 ISBN: 9781916277847 Category:
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In this brutal, gripping novel, Selva Almada narrates the case of three small-town teenage girls murdered in the 1980’s in the interior of Argentina.Three deaths without culprits: 19-year old Andrea Danne, stabbed in her own bed; 15-year old Maria Luisa Quevedo, raped, strangled, and dumped in wasteland; and 20-year old Sarita Mundin, whose disfigured body was found on a river bank. Almada takes these and other tales of abused women to weave together a dry, straightforward portrait of gender violence that surpasses national borders and speaks to readers’ consciousness all over the world.Following the success of The Wind That Lays Waste, internationally acclaimed Argentinian author Selva Almada dives into the heart of this problem with a reported novel, comparable to Truman Capote’s _In Cold Blood _or John Hersey’s Hiroshima, in response to the urgent need for attention to the ongoing catastrophe that is femicide.Not a police chronicle, not a thriller, but a contemporary noir novel that lives in the hearts of these women and the men who have abused them. Almada captures the invisible, and with lyrical brutality, blazes a new trail in journalistic fiction.

Publisher Review

"Fate has in Dead Girls the perfume of a Greek tragedy: immutable, irreversible, lethal." --El Pais "Far from the detective story, this is an intimate tale, a certain negative of the autobiography of a young woman looking at other young women and how all of them are perceived by a society where misogyny and violence against them is still an everyday affair." --Pagina 12 "A tense, precise chronicle that treats seriously a still serious subject." --El Cultural, Spain "Selva Almada reinvents the imaginative rural world of a country. She is an author gifted with a very uncommon power and sensitivity." --Rolling Stone (Argentina)

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