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La perra / The Bitch by Pilar Quintana
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La perra / The Bitch by Pilar Quintana
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Feb 27, 2018 | ISBN 9789588979731

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«La perra es una novela de una violencia verdadera. Pilar Quintana encuentra heridas que no sabíamos que teníamos, señala su belleza, y luego arroja en ellas un puño de sal.» - Yuri Herrera

«La perra es una novela exacta, lúgubre e inquietante como la manigua, contenida como el cielo del libro, a punto de reventar.» - Melba Escobar, El País

«Una ficción contada con destreza y buen pulso.» - El Espectador

«En la costa del Pacífico colombiano, lejos de la idílica postal, vive Damaris junto a su marido Rogelio. En este rincón del planeta la vida no conoce seguridad y los sueños conviven con las más cruentas pesadillas. Todos se encuentran cercados: tanto por el paisaje sobrecogedor como por sus convulsos horizontes internos. En La perra, Pilar Quintana hila con extraordinaria maestría la naturaleza humana junto al caos del universo. Es una novela llena de incógnitas sobre los deseos incumplidos, la culpa y los lugares por donde aún circula el amor.» - Gabriela Alemán


“A searing psychological portrait of a troubled woman contending with her instinct to nurture is at the heart of Colombian writer Quintana’s slim, potent English-language debut…The brutal scenes unfold quickly, with lean, stinging prose. Quintana’s vivid novel about love, betrayal, and abandonment hits hard.” ―Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Quintana patiently explores [the] darkening mood…an intense story” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Engrossing…The Bitch is a subtle, moving novel about a struggle to overcome loneliness in an eerie place, among memorable people and animals.” ―Foreword Reviews

The Bitch by Colombian writer Pilar Quintana is a devastating portrayal of the aching, unbearable weight that can be felt from guilt, violence, the drive to nurture and the need for human connection.” ―Shelf Awareness

“Beautifully captures the eerie, wild setting near both the jungle and the ocean. The characters are unforgettable…This is a gorgeous heartbreak of a novel.” ―BookRiot

“Pilar Quintana’s The Bitch is a taut, terse tale of guilt, shame, and frustrated desire. Quintana, selected as one of the illustrious Bogotá39 authors in 2007, has crafted a slim, yet powerful story sparse on the prose, yet heavy on the impact. With ample violence and brutality, The Bitch lays bare the precipitous emotional and existential toll compounding resentment and failed ambitions inevitably exact. Quintana foregoes literary flourish in favor of a direct, unequivocal style, making her new novel a tough, even tender take (despite the cruelty) on yearning, bitterness, regret, and grief.” ―Jeremy Garber, Powell’s

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