Sara Mesa (Author) Adriana Nodal-Tarafa (Translator)


Sonia meets Knut in an online literary forum and begins a long-distance relationship with him that gradually turns to obsession. Though Sonia needs to create distance when Knut becomes too absorbing, she also yearns for a less predictable existence. Alternately attracted to and repulsed by Knut, Sonia begins a secret double life of theft and betrayal in which she will ultimately be trapped for years.

Product Details

Price: $16.00  $14.72
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Published Date: August 25, 2017
Pages: 200
Dimensions: 5.5 X 0.5 X 8.5 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9781943150274
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About the Author

Sara Mesa is the author of eight works of fiction, including Scar (winner of the Ojo Critico Prize), Four by Four (a finalist for the Herralde Prize), An Invisible Fire (winner of the Premio Málaga de Novela), and Cara de Pan. Her works have been translated into more than ten different languages, and has been widely praised for her concise, sharp writing style.
Adriana Nodal-Tarafa is professional translator and a graduate of University of Houston-Victoria and Dalkey Archive Press's Applied Literary Translation program. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Washington.


"A good, modern novelof two young people learning reciprocally about adult life . . . Sara Mesa confirms our good expectations."
"[It has] the ability to turn the stereotyped concept of seduction back into its most bitter facets: possession, vanity and the need to feel fetishized."
"(She) consolidates a new narrative voice that is able to bear important fruits in the Spanish novel of the 21st century."
"An atmosphere that evokes the prison labyrinths of Piranessi and the suffocation of the Dostoievskian underground."
"Scar is an original story, written with a concise, direct, fast, transparent style and almost with the asepsis of a surgeon."