The Twilight Zone

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Graywolf Press
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5.0 X 7.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Nona Fernández was born in Santiago, Chile. She is an actress and writer, and has published two plays, a collection of short stories, and six novels, including Space Invaders and The Twilight Zone, which was awarded the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize.

Natasha Wimmer is the translator of Space Invaders by Nona Fernández, as well as nine books by Roberto Bolano, including The Savage Detectives and 2666. Her most recent translation is The Dinner Guest by Gabriela Ybarra.

"The Twilight Zone is wildly innovative, a major contribution to literature."--The New York Times Book Review

"Fernández has found an answer to an urgent question: making art is inadequate always, but powerful nonetheless."--Claire Messud, Harper's Magazine

"There is an incantatory quality to Nona Fernández's The Twilight Zone, a feeling of walking, as though under a spell, and then accidentally tripping into the murky unknown."--The Paris Review

"Nona Fernández has developed a reputation for composing unsettling portraits of life during Chile's brutal military dictatorship, with stories that venture beyond the stiff and incomplete histories recorded by truth and reconciliation commissions."--Vulture

"Blending fact and fiction, Fernández offers a social autopsy of the era."--BOMB Magazine

"A stunning exploration of memory and complicity. . . . Part historical exploration, part imagined scenario for what went on behind the scenes, [The Twilight Zone] is a multilayered novel. . . . Readers won't be able to put down this powerful translated work."--Aryssa Damron, Booklist

"Fernández's conversational, essayistic narration guides the reader sure-footedly through a minefield of political absurdity, shining a blacklight on doublespeak and empty political theatre."--Harvard Review of Books

"This disturbing story of a repentant man makes for a gripping psychological game of cat and mouse."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Gripping and rivetingly intense narrative involving Pinochet's repressive rule in 1970s-80s Chile, Fernández uses flashbacks and imagination to weave together three interrelated, nonlinear threads through which flow present, past, and future."--Library Journal, starred review

"In The Twilight Zone, Fernández shows why the emotional toll of the Pinochet dictatorship has yet to subside, why any country that denies the crimes its police forces have committed remains a country stewing with dishonesty."--Idra Novey, author of Those Who Knew

"Nona Fernández helps us glimpse the horrible reality of torture--and the even more terrifying way it becomes routine--in luminous prose of great intelligence and obsessive sincerity."--Fernanda Melchor, author of Hurricane Season