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ISBN-10: 1941920616
ISBN-13: 9781941920619
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Publish Date: 09/18/2018
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.20" W, 0.50" H

The Imagined Land

Translator: Charlotte Coombe

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Price: $14.95

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One of the most original and talented novelists writing in Spanish today. –Alberto Manguel

With sensuous imagery and musical cadence, renowned Oulipian Eduardo Berti conjures an exquisite, star-crossed love story in pre-revolutionary China. The desires of a young girl, visited in her dreams by her grandmother’s ghost, clash with the strict expectations of her parents, exploring the delicate balance between modernity and tradition, mysticism and memory.

Eduardo Berti (b. 1964) was admitted to the Oulipo in 2014, becoming the group’s first Argentinian writer. In 2011 he won the Emecé Prize and the Las Américas Prize for his book The Imagined Land.

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Winner of the Las Américas Novel Award 2012
Emecé Novel Award 2011
National Spanish TV's Book of the Year 2012

One of the best love stories I've read. – Jorge Volpi, author of Season of Ash

One of the most original and talented novelists writing in Spanish today. – Alberto Manguel

The reader gets trapped into the charm of an unforgettable, delicate, and intensively moving voice. – Leopoldo Brizuela

Eduardo Berti tells us a story we will never be able to forget through outstanding prose. – Claudia Piñeiro

The story revels itself as the secret flower of life trying to find its way through the hardest stones of tradition. – Pedro Mairal

A genuinely innovative talent. – Paul Bailey, Daily Telegraph

This fantasy [Agua] by an Argentinian delights in its journey. – Isabel Montgomery, Guardian

Like switching on a light switch Agua is as utterly simple as it is warmly illuminating...haunting quality...When a character feverishly finds herself abandoning the real world for the one of he dreams we're swept along, intoxicated with her. – Mary Elizabeth Williams, New York Times Book Review

For 30 years I've been reading publishers' manuscripts and in that time I've only discovered seven writers. Eduardo Berti is the seventh. – Héctor Bianciotti

"Lauded Argentine writer Eduardo Berti turns his talent for enchanted settings and light but meaningful social commentary to the setting of prerevolutionary China. The Imagined Land is the story of a girl and her brother, both of whose loves and longings set them at odds with their family. Reminiscently sweet, Berti portrays young love in all its enchantment."World Literature Today

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ISBN-10: 1941920616
ISBN-13: 9781941920619
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Publish Date: 09/18/2018
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.20" W, 0.50" H
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