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Optic Nerve by María Gainza
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Here's one from the Tournament of Books shortlist, a debut novel from an Argentinian art critic translated to English. Each chapter uses an artist that connects to an event in the narrator's life, which makes it feel more like memoir in essay but it is categorized as fiction. I am a person who has always struggled with ekphrastic poetry but in longer form, it really worked for me, even though it took forever to read because I had to look up all the artwork. Surprising and different.

Catapult sent me a galley last year but I unfortunately did not read it until now! It's been out almost a year.
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Reading Progress

May 14, 2019 – Shelved
May 14, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
January 24, 2020 – Started Reading
January 26, 2020 –
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January 26, 2020 – Finished Reading
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: read2020
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: tournament-of-books
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: translated
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: women-in-translation
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: reviewcopy
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: small-press
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: location-argentina
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: around-the-world

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message 1: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Looking forward to your review of this title! I've heard some high praise and I'm wondering if it should go on my extremely long TBR pile.


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