Include Me Out

María Sonia Cristoff (Author) Katherine Silver (Translator)
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Description

"A striking, clever novel."--Publishers Weekly

Mara is a simultaneous interpreter who moves to a provincial town in Argentina in order to speak as little as possible for a year. Steeled with the ten rules of silence set out in her manual of rhetoric, she takes a job as a guard in the local museum. The advantages of her work are threatened when she's asked to assist in the re-embalming of the museum's pride and joy: two horses--of great national and historical significance--are disintegrating and must be saved. But her goal and her slippery grasp on sanity lead her to more anarchistic means to bolster her purpose. Bold, subversive, and threaded through with acerbic wit, Include Me Out is an homage to silence and the impossibility of achieving it.

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Transit Books
Publish Date
February 04, 2020
Pages
180
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.5 X 7.9 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781945492303
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About the Author

María Sonia Cristoff (Trelew, Patagonia, 1965) is the author of five works of fiction and nonfiction, including False Calm: A Journey Through the Ghost Towns of Patagonia and Include Me Out, and lives in Buenos Aires, where she teaches creative writing. Her work has been translated into six languages.

Reviews

"An innovative, genre-bending exploration of women's agency and the power of silence."--Foreword Reviews

"A striking, clever novel . . . [on the] meaninglessness of words and the meanings of silence."--Publishers Weekly

Praise for False Calm

"A bold, beautiful book."--The New York Times

"A marvelous chronicle."--Publishers Weekly

"False Calm bears little relation to most travelogues . . . It's not exploration; it's portraiture."--NPR

"False Calm is fascinating, informative, and ultimately a pleasure to read."--World Literature Today

"Style is perfectly suited to subject; Cristoff travels in a land where real meets surreal and curses, superstition, myth, and mysticism are woven into the fabric of everyday life."--Kirkus Reviews

"Personal memoir, travelogue, and history combine in María Sonia Cristoff's False Calm, a journey that peels back the layers of the ghostly fog blanketing Patagonia to reveal engrossing complexity."--Foreword Reviews

"Cristoff is far from being just another writer. She is, on the contrary, a magnificent example of a chronicler-essayist narrator: a unique species of those who are possibly on the way to extinction."--Alejandra Costamagna

"Outstanding, fun, insightful."--Neue Zürcher Zeitung

"A brilliant journalistic investigation."--Denis Scheck, ARD Tagesthemen

"Captivating, intelligent, where the silent strength reaches beyond the real at hand."--Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

"A marvelous book with literary reportage, possibly one of the best books to come of the hundreds of new translations from Argentinean literature."--Süddeutsche Zeitung

"Impressive literary quality. A profoundly disquieting image of the Argentinean Patagonia and beyond."--Monika Thees, Die Berliner Literaturkritik