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The Optic Nerve

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
'A highly original, piercingly beautiful work, full of beautiful shocks... I felt like a door had been kicked open in my brain' Johanna Thomas-Corr, Observer

A woman searches Buenos Aires for the paintings that are her inspiration and her refuge. Her life -- she is a young mother with a complicated family -- is sometimes overwhelming. But among the canvases, often little-known works in quiet rooms, she finds clarity and a sense of who she is . . .

'I was reminded of John Berger's Ways of Seeing, enfolded in tender and exuberant personal narratives'
Claire-Louise Bennett

'This woman-guide, who goes from Lampedusa to The Doors with crushing elegance, is unforgettable' Mariana Enriquez

'A dazzling combination of memoir, fiction and art book, like nothing you've ever read before' Elle

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Maria Gainza's The Optic Nerve

Hardback Editions

April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Optic Nerve
Author(s): Maria Gainza
ISBN: 1-948226-16-2 / 978-1-948226-16-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Catapult
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January 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Optic Nerve
Author(s): Maria Gainza
ISBN: 1-78730-027-7 / 978-1-78730-027-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

January 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: Optic Nerve
Author(s): Maria Gainza
ISBN: 1-78470-753-8 / 978-1-78470-753-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Optic Nerve
Author(s): Maria Gainza
ISBN: 1-64622-002-1 / 978-1-64622-002-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Catapult
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Audio Editions

April 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Optic Nerve
Author(s): Maria Gainza
ISBN: 1-68457-284-3 / 978-1-68457-284-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Optic Nerve
Author(s): Maria Gainza, Thomas Bunstead - translator
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Optic Nerve
Author(s): Maria Gainza, Thomas Bunstead - translator
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Optic Nerve
Author(s): Maria Gainza
Publisher: Catapult
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January 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Optic Nerve
Author(s): Maria Gainza
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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