A little lumpen novelita / Roberto Bolaño ; translated by Natasha Wimmer.
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 9781447292913 9781447292913 (pbk.) :
This translation originally published: New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2014.
Translated from the Spanish.
'A Little Lumpen Novelita' percolates with a young writer's fierce ambitions and intensely tender love of women. '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. Orphaned overnight as a teenager - 'out parents died in a car crash on their first vacation without us' - she drops out of school, gets a crabby 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.
Original title: Novelita lumpen. English
109 pages ; 20 cm
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