The Left Parenthesis

byMuriel VillanuevaTranslated byMegan Berkobien, Maria Cristina Hall

September 30, 2022|
The Left Parenthesis by Muriel Villanueva
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The narrator of this novel, a writer, arrives by train at Casetes Beach with her month-old daughter on her back. She prepares to spend a few weeks in one of the cottages by the sand. Her husband has recently passed away and she needs to open the parenthesis of her life: to forget something, and to discover something else. But the appearance of an overly assertive starfish precedes a series of disturbing events, and as the narrator begins to lose a hold on reality, we are immersed in the uncertain territory of allegory.

With a lively and direct style and overwhelming poetic force, Muriel Villanueva guides us through the daily motions of life, and at the same time a fantastic journey of a woman in search of her own maturity.

Muriel Villanueva (Valencia, 1976) is a writer of novels, short stories, poetry and children's and youth literature. She has a degree in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the University of Barcelona, as well as a diploma in Music Education from the University of Valencia. In addition to writing, she also teaches courses i...
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Title:The Left Parenthesis
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:96 pages, 8.21 X 8.41 X 0.29 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 8.21 X 8.41 X 0.29 in
Published:September 30, 2022
Publisher:OPen Letter Books
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781948830522

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