Gabriela Cabezón Cámara’s joyful, hallucinatory novel is also an incisive critique of national myths and a requiem for the casualties of ‘progress’. Translated by Fiona Mackintosh and Iona Macintyre.
Gabriela Cabezón Cámara was born in Buenos Aires. She is one of the leading figures in Argentinian and Latin American literature.
Her debut novel Slum Virgin (2017) was followed by Island of the Moon (2012), and Romance of the Black Blonde (2014) as well as two collections of short stories: Sacrifices (2015) and Her Waste Became a Crowd (2015). In 2011 she published the novella You’ve Seen God’s Face, later republished as a graphic novel, which won the Argentine Senate’s Alfredo Palacios Prize.