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Sònia Hernández

The Pissimboni

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Acantilado

April 2015

128 pages

Narrative, Novel

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Serbian (Partizanska knjiga d.o.o)

Original Title: Los Pissimboni

“Nobody loved the Pissimbonis. They lived in an ivy-covered house on top of a hill, far enough away from the other houses for everyone to consider that they didn’t live in the town. There were many brothers and sisters in the family and nobody knew whether the patriarch, Ignacio Pissimboni, or his wife Martina were still alive. Nobody in the town had seen them and the locals had gotten used to forgetting all about them. No one loved them and no one cared about that family. Neither did they care about or love anyone”. Sònia Hernández offers a surprising story with Kafkaesque overtones, skilfully defying the limits of fiction to fashion a beautiful metaphor for freedom.

Praises

«A strange novel, different. Fascinating».
Enrique Vila-Matas

«This is disquieting, unconventional writing, notable for its total independence from the prevailing codes in present-day Spanish fiction». El Periódico «Reflexive, hypnotic and uneasing».
Ara

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