Publication Date: 24/03/2022 ISBN: 9781787332676 Category:

Easy Reading

Cristina Morales, Kevin Gerry Dunn

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 24/03/2022 ISBN: 9781787332676 Category:
Paperback / Softback




An explosive and daring novel about bodies, sex, politics and disability by the prize-winning Spanish writer Cristina Morales

Angela, Patricia, Marga and Nati are cousins living together in Barcelona. As women branded as disabled who share a state-subsidised flat, they must fight every day to retain their independence and find new and inventive ways – from dance to underground zines – to stop the state from managing every aspect of their lives.

Funny and furious, Easy Reading is an indictment of the institutions that stigmatise individuals as disabled and of the language that marginalises them. It is also a portrait – visceral, vibrant, combative – of contemporary Barcelona. But, above all, Easy Reading is a feminist celebration of the body in all its forms, of female desire and queer sexuality, and of the transgressive and revolutionary power of language.

Translated from the Spanish by Kevin Gerry Dunn

Publisher Review

A force of nature. * ABC * Punk rock has arrived in Spanish literature. * El Pais * Offensive, playful, transgressive, hilarious, visceral, combative, brutal, and yet somehow tender... A book that shook me to my core. * Esquire * The most brutal, provocative and hilarious voice in contemporary Spanish literature. Like an unexpected meeting between Kathy Acker and Camilo Jose Cela in a gynaecologist's waiting room. Extraordinary. -- Paul B. Preciado A radical, radically original novel with no precedent in Spanish literature. Remarkable for its recreation of orality, its extraordinary characters and its reading of the current political climate. -- Jury for the Herralde Prize

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