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La vida privada de los árboles?ο μυθιστόρημά του η Ντανιέλα καθώς θα μεγαλώνει χωρίς μητέραΈνα μυθιστόρημα με πρωτότυπη νοσταλγία και μελαγχολία που επιβεβαιώνει τον Alejandro Zambra ως έναν εκ των σημαντικών εκπροσώπων της νέας γενιάς συγγραφέων της Λατινικής Αμερική Julián is waiting for his wife to come home and she is late As he waits he has to care for his step daughter He tells her a few stories of his series about the private lives of trees that have known each other for a long time while reflecting on his past his relationships art and imagined futures for himself and for his stepdaughter Daniela It is super short and I understood that the author intended it to be read in one sitting so I obliged It is a bit fragmented and about memory and relationships than having a specific plot It reminds me of The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker but perhaps singular in focus The translation is pretty good although there were a few times I felt there were a few extra words little things like ended up when ended would do and the word screwing is used multiple times in 90ish pages it sticks out because it made me wonder what the word is in Spanish does it translate literally to screw or was the translator trying to avoid the f word This slim volume comes from Open Letter Press and my library recently purchased the first 75 titles so I will be reading from them throughout this year and probably in the future Forgive me I do like to ponder all the little decisions translators have to make None of the tiny things I mention interfere with the understanding or enjoyment of the story

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eBook ñ ePub La vida privada de los árboles ì Free ì Κάθε Κυριακή ο Χουλιάν αφιερώνει χρόνο στη συγγραφή ενός μυθιστορήματος Και κάθε βράδυ αυτοσχεδιάζει και αφηγείται στη θετή του κόρη Ντανιέλα Κάθε Κυριακή ο Χουλιάν αφιερώνει χρόνο στη συγγραφή ενός μυθιστορήματος Και κάθε βράδυ αυτοσχεδιάζει και αφηγείται στη θετή του κόρη Ντανιέλα λίγο πριν αυτή κοιμηθεί πρωτότυπες ιστορίες με δέντρα Όμως το αποψινό βράδυ δεν είναι σαν This is a gem of a short novel It opens as a professor and writer Julián is telling his stepdaughter Daniela a bedtime story while waiting for his wife Verónica to return from an art class The bedtime story is a sweet humorous and uirky story about two trees who are friends As you read on you learn that Verónica is later than usual and as time passes Julián grows progressively anxiousIn 98 pages Zambra uses this simple premise to move into a story which is much than this framework I an reluctant to say because part of the pleasure of this beautiful short novel comes from your being led with great care along Julián's reflections memories and projections into the future Throughout the novel I could tell that Zambra weighed every sentence every phrase every word with great care The result is a simple elouence that beautifully sustains that atmosphere of that opening bedtime story even as Zambra also explores the anxious thoughts justifications and fears we have all experienced while waiting for a loved one who is late returning This is a novel that is imbued with a great sense of affection and love As I mentioned to Mike Puma earlier today it is a gentle novel Reading it feels like being wrapped in a blanket and lulled to sleep by someone whom you trust someone who is watching over you with love As Mike said we don't have enough cause these days to use the word gentle for this reason I recommend this novel to you

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τ’ άλλα η Βερόνικα γυναίκα του Χουλιάν και μητέρα της Ντανιέλας καθυστερεί ανεξήγητα να γυρίσει σπίτι Κι όσο η νύχτα προχωρά και η Βερόνικα δεν επιστρέφει ο Χουλιάν αναπολεί τη ζωή τους και φαντάζεται τι σκέψεις μπορεί να κάνει για ? Hey guess what? I am becoming a writer for the amazing art culture blog and micropress CCLaP And I vamped up this very review for my first contributionWhen I found a proof of this little slip of a book I assumed it was some kind of sampler or a teaser maybe But no it truly is a complete novella? weighing in at 95 pages And let me just say right away that this is just another way in which the phenomenal Open Letter Press is challenging American readers who says a novel has to be a certain length? Who says short pieces have to be clumped together and published in a weightier collection? Who says you can't find just as much emotional depth and character development and soft whisper sweet language in a tiny bit of book than a grand epic paperweight of a novel?All of this is a bit strange coming from me as I am an avowed detester of short stories but that should only serve as further evidence of this book's greatness One other preliminary compliment Zambra somehow managed to remind me of Cortázar my One True Literary Love I can't really articulate what exactly causes the resemblance but it's there Where is it? This may sound strange but honestly I think it's in the softness I don't mean to be coy or vague; I simply don't know how else to say it It's as if each time I opened this book a hush descended around me even sitting on my stoop in the middle of the city even despite the hooligans and ambulances and hipsters and barbecuers and skateboarders and dogs all braiding into their raucous cacophony So softAlso slow Another thing I hate is poetry which forces you to read it with agonizing restraint in order to sueeze out every drop of meaning Yet somehow that same demand from this book made me yield gladly It has that intense focus and crisp beauty where you know that Zambra didn't waste a single word and that each sentence must have taken a major struggle to hone to a glistening point So again slow SharpDo you want to know what this book is about? It matters although also it doesn't It's a small cast of characters a wife her ex husband her daughter her new husband his ex girlfriend A handful of teachers and relatives and schoolmates make cameos The entire book as befits its diminutivity takes place in one night The husband has put his stepdaughter to bed and now he waits with increasing anxiety the later it gets for his wife to come home from her art class The author tells us three or four times but I stand by what I said before not one word wasted that the book will end when either the wife comes home or the husband decides for certain that she won'tSuch a slight premise But there is so much beauty to be wrung from it In less than 100 pages we move back and forth in time; ten years into the past twenty years into an imagined future We learn so much about this little modern family about dead parents and abandoned loves about the different colored walls in the small house about cake and its role as an agent of fate about the tending of a bonsai that begins as a semi cruel joke and becomes a sad symbol I feel like I've said too much; this review is nearly as long as the book itself It would be better for you as I did to approach this book knowing nothing at all; having as I did only the sneaking suspicion that Open Letter would not disappoint; and reading on revelatorily growing and astonished with each soft slow sharp sentence