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In the Distance with You by Carla Guelfenbein
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In the Distance with You by Carla Guelfenbein
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Jun 05, 2018 | ISBN 9781590518700

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A Library Journal Best Book of the Year  

“A stunningly constructed narrative…As absorbing as any mystery.” —Library Journal, Best Books of the Year

“A marvelous, multi-faceted feat of storytelling.” —BBC Culture
 
“This luminous and eloquent novel will appeal in particular to readers with an interest in Latin American literature.” —Booklist (starred review)
 
“[A] moving page-turner. Suspense, emotions, and magic course throughout this beautifully narrated book. Highly recommended for fans of Latin American literature and general literary mysteries.” —Library Journal (starred review)
 
“[This mystery] will leave you puzzling over questions, both specific to the book and more relevant to life in general, as you try and figure out not just who Sigall is, but who you are, who anyone is.” —Nylon, 46 Great Books to Read This Summer
 
“Fans of literary fiction will enjoy this atmospheric Chilean mystery.” —BookRiot
 
“There’s something about a good literary mystery that can satisfy a reader on multiple levels…compelling…the real power here comes from the overlapping plotlines, which venture into some unexpected places.” —Words Without Borders
 
“Mystery and obsession combine to make Chilean author Carla Guelfenbein’s novel…an atmospheric page-turner.” —Jewish Week
 
“Guelfenbein’s elegantly structured, psychologically astute novel moves with the urgency of a detective novel, but its real mysteries turn on questions of authorship, reading, interpretation, and the strange power of fiction to enter the speechless realm of human erotic desire.” —Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blazing World
 
“The subject of this profound and intricate novel is the irreducible mystery at the core of every person, the buried lines of history and desire that render us inscrutable even to ourselves. Carla Guelfenbein is an important and powerful writer, and this translation is a gift to English-language readers.” —Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You
 
“Three figures gather around the comatose body of a legendary Latin American writer, trying—in different ways and before it’s too late—to unveil the dying woman’s secrets. With In the Distance with You, Carla Guelfenbein has created a truly thrilling book about books, a novel about the spell great writers cast on either side of the grave.” —Benjamin Moser, author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector

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