Variations on the Body (Paperback)

Variations on the Body By María Ospina, Heather Cleary (Translator) Cover Image
By María Ospina, Heather Cleary (Translator)
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A constellation of short stories illustrates the complex, interrelated lives of women in and around Bogot , Colombia.

In six subtly connected vignettes, Variations on the Body explores the obsessions, desires, and idiosyncrasies of women and girls from every level of Colombian society. A former FARC guerilla fighter adjusts to urban life and faces the new violence of an editor co-opting her experiences. A woman documents a flea infestation with a catalog of the marks on her body. A child copes with anxiety about the adult world by concocting--and drinking--"dirt juice" every day in the garden. Combining humor, heartbreak, and unsettling violence, Ospina weaves a multifaceted picture of contemporary Bogot in vibrant, gleaming prose.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781566896108
ISBN-10: 156689610X
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication Date: July 6th, 2021
Pages: 136
Language: English