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Myriam Moscona

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Acantilado

April 2014

280 pages

Narrative, Novel

Original Title: Tela de sevoya

Somewhere between novel, poetry and memoir, this extraordinary book delves deep into the secret realms of the word and its power of salvation. In this process, the Sephardic Jewish writer Myriam Moscona revives the shadowy figures and voices of her past. Ladino, the ancient Spanish language which is still spoken today by Sephardic Jews, becomes a valuable travelling companion on her journey to Sofia, Plovdiv, Istanbul, Smyrna and Salonika, where family ghosts reside.

Prizes

Xavier Villaurrutia Prize, 2012

Praises

«Tela de sevoya is an absolutely extraordinary text».
La Vanguardia

«A story with astonishing and startling ramifications».
El Periódico

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Acantilado

April 2014

1 pages

Narrative, Novel