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Natural Histories (Signed First Edition)

Guadalupe Nettel

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ISBN 10: 1609805518 / ISBN 13: 9781609805517
Published by Seven Stories Press, 2013
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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NEW YORK: Seven Stories (2013). First edition. First printing. Hardbound. Fine/Fine. A tight clean copy. Red remainder dot lower edge. Comes with archival-quality dust jacket protector. Shipped in well-padded box. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page, and dated by her in Spetember 2015. New, unread. Bookseller Inventory # 10-2015-97

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Title: Natural Histories (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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Siamese fighting fish, cockroaches, cats, a snake, and a strange fungus all serve here as mirrors that reflect the unconfessable aspects of human nature buried within us. The traits and fates of these animals illuminate such deeply natural, human experiences as the cruelty born of cohabitation, the desire to reproduce and the impulse not to, and the inexplicable connection that can bind, eerily, two beings together. Each Nettel tale creates, with tightly wound narrative tension, a space wherein her characters feel excruciatingly human, exploring how the wounds we incur in life manifest themselves within us, clandestinely, irrevocably, both unseen and overtly.

In a precise writing style that is both subtle and spellbinding, Nettel renders the ordinary unsettling, and the grotesque exquisite. Natural Histories is the winner of the 3rd Ribera del Duero International Award for Short Narratives, an important Spanish literature prize. 

About the Author:

The New York Times described GUADALUPE NETTEL’s acclaimed English-language debut, Natural Histories, as “five flawless stories.” A Bogotá 39 author and Granta “Best Untranslated Writer,” Nettel has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Gilberto Owen National Literature Prize, the Antonin Artaud Prize, the Ribera del Duero Short Fiction Award, and the Anna Seghers Prize. She was short-list for the Neustadt Prize, and most recently, won the 2014 Herralde Novel Prize. The Body Where I Was Born, a novel of an unconventional childhood in the seventies, is her first novel to appear in English. Nick Flynn called it "utterly compelling .... [Nettel] has brilliantly found a form to contain the multitudes of what one body can hold." She lives and works in Mexico City.

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