A Little Lumpen Novelita
A Little Lumpen Novelita

A Little Lumpen Novelita

Roberto Bolano

(author)

,

Natasha Wimmer

(translator)

Paperback
A Little Lumpen Novelita percolates with a young writer's fierce ambitions and intensely tender love of women.
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'Now I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime': so Bianca begins her tale of growing up the hard way in Rome in A Little Lumpen Novelita.

Orphaned overnight as a teenager - 'our parents died in a car crash on their first vacation without us' - she drops out of school, gets a crappy job, sees a terrible brightness at night, and drifts into bad company. Her little brother brings home two petty criminals who need a place to stay. As the four of them share the family apartment and plot a strange crime, Bianca learns she can drift lower . . .

Electric and tense with foreboding, with its jagged, propulsive short chapters beautifully translated by Natasha Wimmer, A Little Lumpen Novelita - one of the last novels Roberto Bolano published - delivers a surprising, fractured fairy tale of taking control of one's fate.

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Book publisher Pan Macmillan
Publication date 9 Feb 2016
Format Paperback
Pages 128
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