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A working woman

by Navarro, Elvira, 1978-

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An ambitious tale of feminine friendship, madness, a radically changing city, and the vulnerability that makes us divulge our most shameful secrets. It begins as Elisa transcribes the chaotic testimony of her roommate Susana, acting as part-therapist, part-confessor as Susana reveals the gripping ac... Full description

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Summary: An ambitious tale of feminine friendship, madness, a radically changing city, and the vulnerability that makes us divulge our most shameful secrets. It begins as Elisa transcribes the chaotic testimony of her roommate Susana, acting as part-therapist, part-confessor as Susana reveals the gripping account of her strange sexual urges and the one man who can satisfy them. But is Susana telling the truth? And what to make of the story that follows, where Elisa considers her own life failures, blending her literary ambitions with her deep need for catharsis? And then, one last surprise makes us question everything we have just read.
Item Description: Originally published as La trabajadora by Elvira Navarro, ©2014.
Physical Description: 191 p.
ISBN: 9781931883658
1931883653
Author Notes: Elvira Navarra was named by Granta magazine one of the "Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists" in 2010, and she was declared one of the major Spanish voices of the future by the magazine El Cultural in 2013. The author of five novels and short story collections, she has received numerous awards and honors for her work. Translated into French, Swiss, Italian, Turkish, and Arabic, Navarro lives in Barcelona.

Christina MacSweeney was awarded the 2016 Valle Inclán Translation Prize for her translation of Valeria Luiselli's The Story of My Teeth , and her work has been shortlisted for a number of other prizes. Her translations of Daniel Saldaña París's novel Among Strange Victims (finalist in the 2017 Best Translated Book Award), and Eduardo Rabasa's A Zero Sum Game both appeared in 2016. She has also published translations, articles and interviews on wide a variety of platforms, plus in three anthologies: México20 , Lunatics , Lovers & Poets: Twelve stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare , and Crude Words: Contemporary Writing from Venezuela . She is now working on texts by Julián Herbert and Verónica Gerber Bicecci.

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