Not a River Not a River

Not a River

A Novel

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Publisher Description

* SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2024 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE *

It’s not a river, it’s this river.

A hot, motionless afternoon. Enero and El Negro are fishing with Tilo, their dead friend’s teenage son. After hours of struggling with a hooked stingray, Enero aims his revolver into the water and shoots it. They hang the ray’s enormous corpse from a tree at their campsite and let it go to rot, drawing the attention of some local islanders and igniting a long-simmering fury toward outsiders and their carelessness. It’s only the two sisters—the teenage nieces of one of the locals, Aguirre—with their hair black as cowbird feathers and giving off the scent of green grass, who are curious about the trio and invite them to a dance. But the girls are not quite as they seem. As night approaches and tensions rise, Enero and El Negro return to the charged memories of their friend who years ago drowned in this same river.

As uneasy and saturated as a prophetic dream, Not a River is another extraordinary novel by Selva Almada about masculinity, guilt, and irrepressible desire, written in a style that is spare and timeless.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2024
May 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
104
Pages
PUBLISHER
Graywolf Press
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
9.7
MB

Customer Reviews

wynbee ,

Move on

Short and fast paced story highlighting human emotions in a mix of past, present and ghosts. Not worthy of a Booker short list.

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The Wind That Lays Waste The Wind That Lays Waste
2019
No es un río No es un río
2020
Dead Girls Dead Girls
2020
El viento que arrasa El viento que arrasa
2020
Ladrilleros Ladrilleros
2020

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