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Seven Views of the Same Landscape

Short Stories by Esther Tusquets
Translated by Barbara F. Ichiishi

8.75" x 6" (hardcover), 8.5" x 5.5" (softcover)
172 pages

Praise for Esther Tusquets and Seven Views of the Same Landscape:

Esther Tusquets is one of Spain's foremost contemporary women writers, but she is worthy of fame well beyond national and gender boundaries.

– Abigail Lee Six, Times Literary Supplement

...her remarkable vignettes of a young girl's life have a universal appeal which cannot fail to strike a responsive chord in the reader.

– Sonja Karsen, World Literature Today

...if beauty in truth still holds any power in its own right, ...Tusquets' stunning body of work offers far better than a happy ending.

– Carolyn Kuebler, Rain Taxi

Seven Views of the Same Landscape, by acclaimed Spanish author Esther Tusquets, is a beautiful collection of coming-of-age tales that unfold in post-Civil War Barcelona. The young Sara is entranced by the glittering, sheltered world of her parents, the Catalan upper-middle class who sided with Franco in the Civil War. But she soon begins to discern the fault lines running through the larger social landscape, and to sense the hypocrisy and cruelty of her parents' inbred clan. As remembered episodes told largely from the child's perspective, the tales draw us into Sara's consciousness as she tries to fathom the mysterious world around her, in a deep and nuanced portrayal of a girls' inner life. Rendered in Tusquets' flowing musical prose, the stories offer a uniquely feminine vision of a girl's quest to find love and meaning in an alien adult world.

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