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The Bitch

(2020)
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Colombia’s Pacific coast, where everyday life entails warding off the brutal forces of nature. In this constant struggle, nothing is taken for granted. Damaris lives with her fisherman husband in a shack on a bluff overlooking the sea. Childless and at that age “when women dry up,” as her uncle puts it, she is eager to adopt an orphaned puppy. But this act may bring more than just affection into her home. The Bitch is written in a prose as terse as the villagers, with storms―both meteorological and emotional―lurking around each corner. Beauty and dread live side by side in this poignant exploration of the many meanings of motherhood and love.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"The Bitch is a novel of true violence. Artist that she is, Pilar Quintana uncovers wounds we didn't know we had, shows us their beauty, and then throws a handful of salt into them." - Yuri Herrera

"The magic of this sparse novel is its ability to talk about many things, all of them important, while seemingly talking about something else entirely. What are those things? Violence, loneliness, resilience, cruelty. Quintana works wonders with her disillusioned, no-nonsense, powerful prose." - Juan Gabriel Vásquez


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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bitch
Author(s): Pilar Quintana
ISBN: 1-64286-059-X / 978-1-64286-059-7 (USA edition)
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August 2020 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 1-912987-05-8 / 978-1-912987-05-4 (UK edition)
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Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bitch
Author(s): Pilar Quintana
Publisher: World Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU