By Guadalupe Nettel,Rosalind Harvey
"Don't take your eyes of this author ... [After the Winter is] a booklet that creates a nerve-racking and terrifying impression at the reader, kind of like a stroll on a wet day in a graveyard" --Carlos Zanón, El País
No traditional love tale, After the Winter is as subtly unusual and relocating as something Nettel has written.
A shy younger Mexican lady strikes to Paris to review literature. Cecilia has few pals, and a morbid fascination with gazing the funerals happening within the cemetery outdoors her house. She moves up a detailed platonic courting together with her neighbor, a sickly younger guy who stocks her curiosity in demise. After coming to completely depend upon him for corporation and regimen, Cecilia is devastated by means of his selection to visit Sicily for his well-being, and is left on my own in an unfriendly urban once again. Claudio, in the meantime, lives in manhattan with the submissive, quiet, very prosperous Ruth. She makes few calls for of him, whereas acquiescing to all his wants and indulging his obsessive, misogynistic nature. He meets Cecilia accidentally whereas vacationing a chum in Paris and those very assorted lives collide with transformative effects.
In her novels and tales, Guadalupe Nettel verified herself an astute observer of human nature--our eccentricities, phobias, neuroses, and deviances. Now, in her new novel, After the iciness, she turns a wise eye to human relationships and examines the potential of love among fallacious and individuals.
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