The Queens Of Sarmiento Park (inbunden)
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The Queens Of Sarmiento Park (inbunden)

The Queens Of Sarmiento Park

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The Argentine literary sensation that has taken the Spanish-speaking world by storm: a dark, surreal and beautiful novel about violence, exclusion and love 'It's a fragment of the future' Edouard Louis 'Ferocious and magical' Torrey Peters, Guardian 'It will break your heart' Mariana Enriquez Auntie Encarna's is the queerest boarding house in the world. For Camila, it is a refuge, and the travesti who gather there are like family. At night they head out to Sarmiento Park to earn money. They stand together in the cold, sharing stories and a hip flask of whiskey, waiting for a car to slow down. Until, one freezing evening, Auntie Encarna hears crying in the bushes and wades in to investigate. When she finds an abandoned baby boy, she will hear no arguments: she is bringing him home to care for him. Life for Camila and the others will never be the same again. With a cast of larger-than-life, unforgettable characters, The Queens of Sarmiento Park combines brutal, unflinching realism with flourishes of surrealism to tell a story about the clash of hope with prejudice and fear. Wildly imaginative, darkly funny and devastatingly sad, it is a queer fairy tale about sex work, gender identity and chosen family; an anguished howl of pain and rage; and an unruly hymn to love and care on the outskirts of society. 'A beautiful novel, moving, disturbing, raw and honest' Fernanda Melchor, author of Hurricane Season 'Sosa Villada's storytelling is guttural, tender, humorous and punk ... an aesthetic that drips with the oral rhythms swept up from the dark streets of Cordoba into perfect streams of poetic prose' Julian Delgado Lopera 'Fun, tragic, political and full of marvel ... It will break your heart and at the same time make you want to laugh and dance' Mariana Enriquez
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The most important book I've read on sexuality since Jean Genet. It's about friendship, desire, violence. It defies all the current frames of politics and literature, it's a fragment of the future * Edouard Louis * A beautiful yet tragic story about sex work, gender identity and chosen family * Diva * In beautifully rendered language, this debut novel from Argentine actor and writer Sosa Villada challenges contemporary ideas of gender, sexuality and love with the magical touch of a fairy tale. * Wall Street Journal * A beautifully written and expertly translated work of autofiction ... Sosa Villada's tales of headless horsemen and women who turn into birds are a stunning meditation on gender, our bodies and the ties that bind * NPR * Every so often, a slim book absolutely clobbers you with its exuberance and beauty - for me, this was that book -- Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby An important book: fun, tragic, political and full of marvel ... It will break your heart and at the same time make you want to laugh and dance -- Mariana Enriquez Naked, glorious storytelling. Camila Sosa Villada's story shattered me and yet also, even in its starkest moments, convinced me that hope is stronger than despair. -- Claire Oshetsky, author of Chouette Confronting, radical, hopeful, The Queens of Sarmiento Park does one of the most important things a book (or a life) can do. It looks at all the rubble and the dirt and asks: "Can we make anything beautiful from this?" -- Keiran Goddard, author of Hourglass An exquisite book full of poetry, warmth and magical, raw honesty. Gorgeously written stories of lives entwined and enmeshed in the toughest of spaces, stories which felt so bloody generous through the act of sharing. Simply beautiful. -- Juno Roche, author of A Working-Class Family Ages Badly A beautiful novel, moving, disturbing, raw and honest. In skilfully rendered language, charged with poetic energy, it takes us deep into the world of trans prostitution and explores the violent and tender bonds that unite the women who inhabit it -- Fernanda Melchor, author of Hurricane Season The Queens of Sarmiento Park blew Argentina's collective mind with its exquisite power, tenderness, and riotous imagination -- Carolina De Robertis, author of The President and the Frog and Cantoras From a life reminiscent of a Pedro Almodovar film, Camila Sosa Villada has drawn an incredible piece of literature * Vanity Fair (France) * A magical novel ... raw and full of love * (Spain) * A literary sensation * Rolling Stone (Argentina) * A deeply poetic work about a group of outcasts who try with all their might to protect themselves from violence and exclusion through sisterhood, solidarity and joie de vivre * Deutschlandfunk kultur (Germany) * This novel celebrates trans life with lyricism and wonder ... A gem to be savoured * Elle (France) * Camila Sosa Villada draws inspiration from her past in prostitution and the legend of an Argentine saint for The Queens of Sarmiento Park, a tribute to sex workers, suffused with magic * Le Monde (France) * A work of searing, confrontational beauty -- Juno Mac, co-author of Revolting Prostitutes This unflinching novel offers a fresh take on what it means to be a modern family ... ultimately, it's a story that will have you rooting for a charming mother and son duo, despite the odds being stacked against them * Stylist * Staggering ... a dark and exuberant mythology of travesti life on the streets and in and out of the pink boarding houses of Sarmiento, Argentina. Highly visceral and audaciously real * NB Magazine * This is a book both ferocious and magical, the story of a boarding house of trans sex workers who discover and raise a baby in Cordoba, Argentina. It's a trans iteration in a long tradition of Latin American literature: stuffed with marvels, humour, political critique, and storytelling that moves from macro to micro in the course of a paragraph. And yet, for all its specificit

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Camila Sosa Villada was born in 1982 in La Falda (Cordoba, Argentina). She is a writer, actress, and singer, and previously earned a living as a sex worker, street vendor and maid. She holds degrees in communication and theatre from the National University of Cordoba. Her first novel, The Queens of Sarmiento Park, won the Premio Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz in Mexico, the Grand Prix de l'Heroine Madame Figaro in France, and the Premio de Narrativa en Castellano in Spain. Kit Maude is a translator based in Buenos Aires. He has translated dozens of classic and contemporary Latin American writers such as Armonia Somers, Jorge Luis Borges, Lolita Copacabana, and Ariel Magnus for a wide array of publications and writes reviews and criticism for several different outlets in Spanish and English including the Times Literary Supplement, Revista N and Otra Parte.