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Engels | 03-09-2024 | 192 pagina's


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"An award-winning Peruvian journalist and writer delivers her autobiographical novel that explores colonialism through one woman's family ties to both the colonized and colonizer. Alone in a museum in Paris, Gabriela Wiener confronts her complicated family heritage. She is visiting an exhibition of pre-Columbian artifacts, spoils of European colonialism, many stolen from her homeland of Peru. As she peers at countless sculptures of Indigenous faces, each resembling her own, she sees herself in them - but the man responsible for pillaging them was her own great-great-grandfather, Austrian colonial explorer Charles Wiener. In the wake of her father's death, Gabriela returns to Peru. In alternating strands, she begins to probe her father's infidelity, her own polyamorous relationship, and the history of her colonial ancestor, unpacking the legacy that is her birthright. From the eye-patched persona her father adopted to carry out his double life to the brutal racism she encounters in her ancestor Charles's book, she traces a cycle of abandonment, jealousy, and fraud, in turn reframing her own personal struggles with desire, love, and race. Probing wounds both personal and historical, Wiener's provocative novel embarks the reader on a quest to pick up the pieces of something shattered long ago in the hope of making it whole once again"--


Gabriela Wiener is a Peruvian writer and journalist. Her books include Sexographies, a collection of gonzo journalism about contemporary sex culture. Her work has been widely published in anthologies and translated into six languages. In 2018, she was awarded Peru's National Journalism Award for her part in an investigative report on gender violence. She currently resides in Madrid.


EAN :9780063256705
Uitgever :HarperCollins
Vertaler : Julia , Sanches
Publicatie datum :  03-09-2024
Uitvoering :Paperback / softback
common.Language :Engels
Hoogte :203 mm
Breedte :135 mm
Dikte :11 mm
Gewicht :454 gr
Status :Te bestellen bij leverancier
Aantal pagina's :192