The plot of The Twenty Days of Turin can be compared to the Bermuda Triangle – lots of weird stuff supposedly happens in it, but no one knows why. Continue reading The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio De Maria
“WE’RE ALL WAITING for Marie NDiaye’s breakthrough book in English. You’re waiting, too, whether you know it or not. Despite being an award-winning French writer (she won the Prix Femina in 2001, the Prix Goncourt in 2009, was longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize, and shortlisted for the 2017 Best Translated Book Award) whose first book was published when she was 17, whose … Continue reading My Heart Hemmed In by Marie NDiaye, translated by Jordan Stump – The Los Angeles Review of Books #WITMonth
Title: Constellation Author: Adrien Bosc Translator: Willard Wood Publisher: Other Press, New York (2016) ISBN: 978 1 59051 756 7 Is it on one of these bottomless nights that the airplane falls asleep and goes into exile? Well-written prose can excuse a lot. That isn’t hyperbole – I truly believe it. Portions of Adrien Bosc’s novel read like a historical report describing the 1949 crash … Continue reading Constellation by Adrien Bosc (Willard Wood, tr.)
Title: Betty Boo Author: Claudia Piñeiro Translator: Miranda France Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press, London (2016) ISBN: 978 1 908524 55 3 2 There are three epigraphs at the beginning of Betty Boo, the highly enjoyable mystery novel (her fourth to be translated into English) by Argentine author Claudia Piñeiro. One is a quote from Ricardo Piglia’s Target In the Night. “The story goes … Continue reading Spring Crime Spree! – Betty Boo by Claudia Piñeiro, Miranda France tr.
Title: Target In the Night Author: Ricardo Piglia Translator: Sergio Waisman Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing, Dallas (2015) ISBN: 978 1 941929 16 9 1 When Toni Durán, a handsome Puerto Rican-American, arrives in Madariaga, a small town in the Argentine Pampas, he definitely shakes things up. He romances the beautiful twin daughters of the richest man in town, befriends the local Chinese waiter, … Continue reading Spring Crime Spree! – Target In The Night by Richard Piglia, Sergio Waisman tr.