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After the Winter

(2018)
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"I envy how naturally she makes use of language; her resistance to ornamentation and artifice; and the almost stoic fortitude with which she dispenses her profound and penetrating knowledge of human nature. What's more, in this novel, she has impeccable syntactic control, and her ear is sharper than ever before" Valeria Luiselli, Guernica

A shy young Mexican woman moves to Paris to study literature. Cecilia has few friends, and a morbid fascination with watching the funerals taking place in Pere-Lachaise cemetery outside her apartment. She suddenly strikes up a close relationship with her neighbour, a sickly young man who shares her interest in death and believes we can communicate with the dead. After coming to entirely depend on him for company and routine, Cecilia is left devastated by his decision to go to Sicily for his health, and is left alone in an unfriendly city once more.

Claudio, meanwhile, lives in New York with the submissive, quiet, but very wealthy Ruth. She makes few demands of him, while acquiescing to all his desires and indulging his obsessive, misogynistic nature. He meets Cecilia by chance when visiting a friend in Paris and their two very different worlds collide with transformative consequences.

With startling intensity, humour and insight, Nettel conjures a dark fable about obsession, denial and our modern ability to reach out across the globe in search of love.

Translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"It has been a long time since I have found in the literature of my generation a world as personal and untransferable." - Juan Gabriel Vásquez


Used availability for Guadalupe Nettel's After the Winter

Hardback Editions

March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: After The Winter
Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel
ISBN: 1-60980-818-5 / 978-1-60980-818-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: SEVEN STORIES PRESS
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March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: After the Winter (MacLehose Press Editions)
Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel
ISBN: 0-85705-509-7 / 978-0-85705-509-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: After the Winter
Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel
ISBN: 1-56689-525-1 / 978-1-56689-525-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: After the Winter (MacLehose Press Editions)
Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel
ISBN: 0-85705-510-0 / 978-0-85705-510-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: After the Winter
Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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March 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: After the Winter (MacLehose Press Editions Book 10)
Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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