Reading period: November 2021 - January 2022

Our Spanish-language reading group is back in Winter 2021 with four recent Latin American titles. Furia by Clyo Mendoza hallucinates its way through the trials of a handful of outcasts in an unspecified desert during an unspecified time of war. Lola Larra’s Sprinters is a non-fiction novel in the mould of Capote’s In Cold Blood, resulting from her investigation into sinister events at a rural Chilean colony founded by an ex-Nazi. In Los pasajes comunes by Gonzalo Baz, a man who thinks he has left the past behind finds himself preoccupied by memories of the block of flats he grew up in. The final book on our list is an experimental text by visual artist Verónica Gerber Bicecci, which examines the afterlife of a mercury mine in northern Mexico.

 

How it works

  1. To read the whole book, please order the books yourself from a shop or library if you can. If you have trouble finding a title, we may be able to lend you a copy. Email info@andotherstories.org to be put in touch with the organiser.
  2. Read the books, then add your thoughts in the comments below.
  3. Join us at a meet-up to discuss what we have read. You can be sure of a lively, well-informed discussion.

 

Where and when

Reading Period:

November 2021 – January 2022

Meet-ups:

James Bennett will be holding a meeting in London to discuss these books at 19:00 on Thursday 27 January 2022. Venue to be confirmed. There will also be an option to attend this meeting remotely.

Please get in touch with us at info@andotherstories.org if you would like to attend. There is no need to do this if you are already on our Spanish reading group mailing list.

Author: Clyo Mendoza

Furia

Author: Lola Larra

Sprinters

Author: Gonzalo Baz

Los pasajes comunes

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