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Dinner Guest

«Inventive...Ybarra brings us through the process with the objectivity and forensic eye of a true crime writer, allowing glimpses of poignancy... the mother's grace and courage in the face of death is captured by her daughter... The writing sparkles throughout... Ybarra has done herself and her family proud in a story that is full of light and shade.»

Sarah Gilmartin, Irish Times

The Dinner Guest is Gabriela Ybarra's prizewinning literary debut- a singular autobiographical novel piecing together the kidnap and murder of her grandfather by terrorists, reflecting on the personal impact of private pain and public tragedy. Les mer

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The Dinner Guest is Gabriela Ybarra's prizewinning literary debut- a singular autobiographical novel piecing together the kidnap and murder of her grandfather by terrorists, reflecting on the personal impact of private pain and public tragedy.

Detaljer

Forlag
Harvill Secker
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
160
ISBN
9781910701980
Utgivelsesår
2018
Format
22 x 14 cm
Priser
Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018

Om forfatteren

Gabriela Ybarra was born in Bilbao in 1983. She currently lives in Madrid, where she writes and works in social media analysis. The Dinner Guest is her first novel and was published to critical acclaim in Spain, where it won the Euskadi Literature Prize 2016. Her work has appeared in publications such as El País, ABC and Revista Eñe. Natasha Wimmer is the translator of nine books by Roberto Bolaño, including The Savage Detectives and 2666. Her recent translations include Nona Fernández’s Voyager and Álvaro Enrigue’s Sudden Death.

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«Inventive...Ybarra brings us through the process with the objectivity and forensic eye of a true crime writer, allowing glimpses of poignancy... the mother's grace and courage in the face of death is captured by her daughter... The writing sparkles throughout... Ybarra has done herself and her family proud in a story that is full of light and shade.»

Sarah Gilmartin, Irish Times

«[A] lucid dissection of political violence and open secrets.»

New York Times Book Review

«Intriguing and sharp.»

Claire Alfree, Metro

«This autobiographical novel is one of the most fascinating debuts of this year.»

Book Riot 2018 Fiction Preview

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