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Nervous Systems

 19.00

by Lina Meruane

Nervous System is fast, uncompromising and shimmering with intelligence’ Sarah Moss, author of Summerwater

‘Meruane is one of the one or two greats in the new generation of Chilean writers who promise to have it all’ Roberto Bolaño

Nervous Systems

A young woman struggles to finish her PhD on stars and galaxies. Instead, she obsessively tracks the experience of her own body, listening to its functions and rhythms, finally locating in its patterns the beginning of illness and instability. As she discovers the precarity of her self, she begins to turn her attention to the distant orbits of her family members, each moving away from the familial system and each so different in their experiences, but somehow made similar in their shared history of illness and trauma, both political and personal…

About the Author

Lina Meruane is one of the most prominent and influential female voices in Chilean contemporary literature. She received her PhD in Latin American Literature from New York University, where she currently serves as professor of World and Latin American Literature and Creative Writing.

Megan McDowell’s translations have been published in The New YorkerTin HouseThe Paris Review, Harper’sMcSweeney’sWords Without Borders, and Vice, among others. Her translations have been nominated for the Booker International Prize.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm

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