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By Romina Paula,Jennifer Croft

Traveling domestic to rural Patagonia, a tender girl grapples with herself as she makes the adventure to scatter the ashes of her good friend Andrea. Twenty-one-year-old Emilia may well nonetheless be dwelling, yet she’s jaded via her experiences and discontent along with her boyfriend, and apathetic towards the assumption of relocating on. regardless of the admiration she gets for having relocated to Buenos Aires, in fact, cosmopolitanism and a occupation look like empty scams. as an alternative, she reveals her lifestyles pathetic.

Once domestic, Emilia remains with Andrea’s mom and dad, donning the useless girl’s outfits, drowsing in her mattress, and befriending her cat. Her existence wear carry, she loses herself to days puzzling over how if what had happened—leaving an ex, leaving Patagonia, Andrea leaving her—hadn’t happened.

Both a opposite coming-of-age tale and a tangled homecoming story, this frank confession to a deceased confidante. A prepared portrait of a tender iteration stagnating in an more and more globalized Argentina, August considers the banality of existence opposed to the unexpected alterations that accompany death.

Romina Paula is likely one of the finest figures lower than 40 at the moment lively at the Argentine literary scene: a playwright, novelist, director, and actor. this is often her first publication to be translated into English.

Jennifer Croft is a author, translator, and critic. She is the recipient of Fulbright, PEN, and nationwide Endowment for the humanities delivers, in addition to the Michael Henry Heim Prize.

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