Imminence

by Mariana Dimópulos (Author), Alice Whitmore (Translator)
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"Playful on the surface, dark and disturbing in its depths."—J.M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

“Wonderfully atmospheric and evocative, Dimópulos’s latest is exceedingly satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

A new mother holds her month-old son for the first time, but her body betrays her with an absence of feeling. Disoriented, she wanders with her partner around their plant-filled Buenos Aires apartment. Set over the course of an evening, and a lifetime, Imminence shifts seamlessly between the present and the past. Little by little, her world begins to unravel.

In a dreamlike space composed of overlapping vignettes, Irina retraces the mirrored paths of a life filled with images that swell and recede, recalling the intimacies and anxieties she has shared with her female friends, and with her male lovers: Pedro, Ivan, and the sinister Cousin. Feeling herself caught in a web of obligations, she insists time and again: “I’m not a woman.”

Mariana Dimópulos’s mesmerizing novel reinforces her standing as one of the most expressive and inventive of contemporary Latin American writers.

"Playful on the surface, dark and disturbing in its depths."—J.M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature


“Wonderfully atmospheric and evocative, Dimópulos’s latest is exceedingly satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

A new mother holds her month-old son for the first time, but her body betrays her with an absence of feeling. Disoriented, she wanders with her partner around their plant-filled Buenos Aires apartment. Set over the course of an evening, and a lifetime, Imminence shifts seamlessly between the present and the past. Little by little, her world begins to unravel.

In a dreamlike space composed of overlapping vignettes, Irina retraces the mirrored paths of a life filled with images that swell and recede, recalling the intimacies and anxieties she has shared with her female friends, and with her male lovers: Pedro, Ivan, and the sinister Cousin. Feeling herself caught in a web of obligations, she insists time and again: “I’m not a woman.”

Mariana Dimópulos’s mesmerising novel reinforces her standing as one of the most expressive and inventive of contemporary Latin American writers.

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EPUB
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Publication date
September 07, 2021
Publisher
ISBN
9781945492563
Paper ISBN
9781945492556
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2 MB
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