Open Heart


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$18.99  $17.66
Other Press (NY)
Publish Date
5.3 X 7.6 X 1.5 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Elvira Lindo was born in Cádiz, Spain. Before becoming a fiction writer, she was a presenter, actress, and scriptwriter for television and radio. Lindo received the Atlántida Prize from the Editors Union of Catalonia and the Biblioteca Breve Prize for her novel Una palabra tuya. In addition to authoring numerous other successful books, including the international bestselling Manolito Gafotas series, Lindo is a frequent contributor to the Spanish daily newspaper El País.

Adrian Nathan West is a writer and literary critic based in Spain. He has translated more than twenty books, among them Rainald Goetz's Insane and Sibylle Lacan's A Father: Puzzle.


"The title of Open Heart gestures to the author's courage to probe her family's anatomy...elegantly translated by Adrian Nathan West, the narrative knits into itself, a dreamlike and reiterative bundle of crisscrossing timelines and remembrances." --New York Times Book Review

"Lindo's Open Heart is an exploration of the imperfect ways we love each other and how we forgive. She has done something wonderful here, given us a novel that is akin to a master sculptor's high relief, where we see pictures of one family at different stages, with enough unsparing yet loving detail to see each life individually in all its broken beauty." --Rubén Degollado, author of The Family Izquierdo

"An excellent novel that dissects the influence of family environment and the enduring imprint of the past." --La Razón

"[Lindo's] masterpiece." --Babelia, El País

"A magnificent novel." --Juan José Millás, author of From the Shadows