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Monika Zgustova

The Silent Woman

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Acantilado

January 2005

424 pages

Narrative, Novel

Original Title: La mujer silenciosa

In the dramatic circumstances of Prague, beset first by the Nazi invasion and then by Soviet barbarity, Sylva, an enigmatic and reserved woman of aristocratic stock, discovers for herself in her old age that very few things in life depend on what we wish for. A loveless marriage, the loss of her dearest ones and the enforced exile of her only son mark a suffering that only the fact of living within memories, and the hope that she may meet again her lover of old, can mitigate. In this book, Monika Zgustova marks herself out as one of the most singular voices in contemporary European narrative.

Praises

«One of the most outstanding books of 2005».
Estanislau Vidal-Folch, El Periódico

«A story that is tense, intoxicating, beautiful and full of poetic solitude, the fruit of her carefully measured prose».
Francisco Vélez Nieto, El Correo de Andalucía

«The Silent Woman is a great European novel».
Juliá Guillamon, La Vanguardia

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Acantilado

January 2005

1 pages

Narrative, Novel