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Oldladyvoice
By (author): Elisa Victoria Translated by: Charlotte Whittle
Elisa Victoria ,

Translated by :

Charlotte Whittle

Imprint:

And Other Stories

ISBN:

9781913505103

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Oct 15, 2021
$25.50 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

7.8in x 5.26 x 0.95 in | 340 gr

Page Count:

256 pages
And Other Stories
FICTION / Literary

Amid the oppressive heat, and in the aftermath of the exuberance of Seville’s Expo ’92, Marina spends a chaotic summer with her grandmother while her mother receives hospital treatment for a grave but unnamed illness. There are no rules—swearing, talking about lovers, eating treats and staying up late are all allowed, and it is a summer with endless possibilities.

Marina still plays with dolls, but also watches pornographic movies and fantasises about sex and violence. And as she faces the challenging transition to adolescence, she is torn between the safe world of childhood and the sexual feelings that obsess her.

InOldladyvoice, debut author Elisa Victoria presents a fresh and vivid take on growing up, through the eyes of a funny, perceptive and endearing narrator.

Elisa Victoria was born in Seville in 1985. She has published two books of short stories,Porn & Pains in 2013, andLa sombra de los pinos in 2018, and has contributed to several anthologies. Her debut novel,Oldladyvoice, was published in Spanish in 2019 to great critical acclaim and was selected as Book of the Week byEl País.


Charlotte Whittle has translated works by Silvia Goldman, Jorge Comensal and Rafael Toriz, among others. Her translation of Norah Lange’sPeople in the Room was longlisted for the American Literary Translators Association prize and shortlisted for both the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation and the Society of Authors’ TA First Translation Prize. Her translation ofNotes from Childhood, also by Norah Lange, was published by And Other Stories in 2021. She lives in New York.

“From the first page, a seductive universe comes into view. It’s similar to love at first sight, and there’s no need for hesitation, just for the most innocent surrender.”—Elvira Linda,El País

“Good novels find their protagonist’s voice and make the reader feel close to them. Such is the case ofOldladyvoice. […] The magic ofOldladyvoice also lies in its supporting characters (the grandmother, mother and mother’s boyfriend) and the conversations they have with Marina, which can make you smile and break your heart in the same line.”—Paula de Aguirre,Le Cool Barcelona

“Marina is firing the last bullets of her childhood, and she does it in a clean, powerful shot of poetry, hope, and zest for life.”—César Prieto,Efe Eme music magazine

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