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A Little Lumpen Novelita

$20.00
SKU 9781447292913

translated by Natasha Wimmer

'Now I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime': so Bianca begins her tale of growing up the hard way in Rome in A Little Lumpen Novelita.

Orphaned overnight as a teenager--'our parents died in a car crash on their first vacation without us'--she drops out of school, gets a crappy job, sees a terrible brightness at night, and drifts into bad company. Her little brother brings home two petty criminals who need a place to stay. As the four of them share the family apartment and plot a strange crime, Bianca learns she can drift lower...

Electric and tense with foreboding, with its jagged, propulsive short chapters beautifully translated by Natasha Wimmer, A Little Lumpen Novelita--one of the last novels Roberto Bolaño published--delivers a surprising, fractured fairy tale of taking control of one's fate.

Paperback: 128 Pages
Product Dimensions: 130 x 197 mm
ISBN: 9781447292913

Published by Picador