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Bad Handwriting (Spanish Literature)

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Bad Handwriting (Spanish Literature)

By  Sara Mesa , Translator  Katie Whittemore , Frances Riddle
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From the author of the highly acclaimed Four by Four and Among the Hedges comes a collection of unsettling, captivating stories.

The eleven stories in this collection approach themes of childhood and adolescence, guilt and redemption, power and freedom. There are children who resist authority and experience the process of growing up with shock, and loneliness; alienated young girls whose rebellion lies under the surface--subterranean, furious and impotent; people who are tormented--or not--by regret and doubt, addicted to feelings of culpability; men who take advantage of women and adults who exercise power over children with a disturbing degree of control; kids abandoned by their parents; the suicide of the elderly and the young; lives that hide crimes--both real and imagined. Eschewing cosmopolitanism in favor of the micro-world of her characters, Mesa depicts a reality that is messy and disturbing, on even the smallest scale of an individual life, a single family.

ISBN: 9781948830553

ISBN-10: 9781948830553

Publisher: Open Letter

Publication Date: 07/26/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/10/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 208

Language: English

Categories

Literary

Women

World Literature - Spain - 21st Century