After the Winter
A shy young Mexican woman moves to Paris to study literature. Cecilia has few friends, and a morbid fascination with watching the funerals taking place in Père-Lachaise cemetery outside her apartment. She suddenly strikes up a close relationship with her neighbour, a sickly young man who shares her interest in death and believes we can communicate with the dead. After comi...more
Claudio, an editor in a relationship with a woman fifteen years his senior, hails from Cuba, where disturbing events of his past have shaped his personality, causing him to seek absolute control over his environment. A lover of silence and solitude, Claudio is conflicted, at odds with himself and filled with self-justifications. His is ...more
Claudio, in a relationship with a woman 15 years older, is from Cuba, and a lover of silence and solitude. He is conflicted, moody, at odds with the world, and not a sympathetic character.
Cynthia has a fascination for the dead and cemeteries. She is from Mex ...more
It’s a slowly building, oddly engrossing novel that follows two not very sympathetic characters who don’t do much of anything. Yet each time I put it down, it was never to put it away. The ending was quietly affecting.
...wrapped in that protective aura rich women have, which over time I have grown accustomed to.
I saw him get home from school at the same time that I did and, at night, turn off the light in his room so many times that in the end I stopped thinking about him and my hatred, just as you do not think of your liver, even though it is there, working away, until one day it bursts open, letting you savor t ...more
By the way, among the many recognitions of her work, in 2013 Guadalupe Nettel was included on the list of Best Untranslated Writers ...more
A gripping meditation on love, loss, solitude, grief, and redempt ...more
Nettel is a prolific author and a regular contributor to both Spanish- and French-language magazines, including Letras Libres, Hoja por hoja, L'at ...more