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  • I'm a Fool to Want You

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I'm a Fool to Want You

by Camila Sosa Villada.

Translated from Spanish by Kit Maude.

  • £16.99
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  • Paperback published on 28/05/2024
  • Page count: 257 pages
  • ISBN: 9781635423853
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Quick take

In "I’m a Fool to Want You," internationally acclaimed author Camila Sosa Villada blurs the line between fantasy and reality, establishing herself as a remarkable literary voice. These nine dazzling stories feature a diverse cast of characters—from a woman in the 1990s who becomes a rental girlfriend for gay men, to a travesti who meets Billie Holiday in a Harlem den, and a group of rugby players who get more than they bargained for.


These dazzling stories from the internationally acclaimed author of Bad Girls erase the fine line between fantasy and reality, and establish her as an impressive literary voice. In the 1990s, a woman makes a living as a rental girlfriend for gay men. In a Harlem den, a travesti gets to know none other than Billie Holiday. A group of rugby players haggle over the price of a night of sex, and in return they get what they deserve. Nuns, grandmothers, children, and dogs are never what they seem... These 9 stories are inhabited by extravagant and profoundly human characters who face an ominous reality in ways as strange as themselves. I’m a Fool to Want You confirms that Camila Sosa Villada is one of the most powerful and original voices in contemporary literature. With her daring imagination, she can speak the language of a victim of the Mexican Inquisition, or create a dystopian universe where travestis take their revenge. With her unique style, Sosa Villada blends everyday life and magic, honoring the oral tradition with unparalleled fluency.

About the author

Camila Sosa Villada was born in 1982 in La Falda (Córdoba, Argentina). She is a writer, actress, and singer, and previously earned a living as a sex worker, street vendor, and hourly maid. She holds degrees in communication and theater from the National University of Córdoba.

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