Federico Falco A Perfect Cemetery Recensie

Federico Falco A Perfect Cemetery Recensie

A Perfect Cemetery

  • Schrijver: Federico Falco (Argentinië)
  • Soort boek: Argentijnse verhalen
  • Origineel: Un cementerio perfecto (2016)
  • Engelse vertaling: Jennifer Croft
  • Uitgever: Charco Press
  • Verschijnt: 21 april 2021
  • Omvang: 175 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Paperback 

Flaptekst van het boek met verhalen van Federico Falco

In the middle of a blizzard a widow is looking out at the ruin of her late-husband’s garden, when suddenly she sees a woman running naked in the falling snow. After telling her parents she is abandoning her Christian faith, a girl becomes infatuated with a Mormon missionary who reminds her of a boy killed in her village years before. When his family’s home is lost, a father desperately offers his daughter’s hand in marriage to anyone who will take them in. And a town’s mayor tries to fulfil his father’s dying wish: to design the perfect cemetery.

In a series of interlinked stories written in disarming, darkly humorous prose, Federico Falco explores themes of obsessive love, romantic attachment and the strategies we must find to cope with death and painful longing.

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