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  • May God Blast the Woman Who Writes About Me

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May God Blast the Woman Who Writes About Me

by Aura García-Junco.

Translated from Spanish by Heather Cleary.

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  • Paperback published on 30/05/2024
  • Page count: 228 pages
  • ISBN: 9781916913059
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Synopsis

In May God Blast the Woman Who Writes About Me, Aura García-Junco’s third novel and the first to be translated into English, the ‘protagonist’ inherits approximately 10,000 books from her father, the eccentric teacher, underground writer and cultural promoter H. Pascal, after his death, and it is through her (re)connection with this library that she decides to investigate both her fractured relationship with him and her own relationships with literature, materiality and society. This familial archaeology ultimately serves as both a ritual of mourning and as the celebration of a life lived through and because of the written word.

Heather Cleary’s inspired and remarkable translation guides us through the narrator’s radical explorations of generational change, inheritance, personal libraries, feminism and the ideological tension that it can create between fathers and daughters, self-publishing and ‘outsider’ art that all parade through these pages, in a story that oscillates between distance, fury, happiness, humour and reconciliation.

About the author

ura García-Junco (1988) was born in Mexico City. She is the author of the novel Anticitera, artefacto dentado and a forthcoming collection of essays about love.

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Indie publisher MTO Press is a social enterprise publishing literature by women and non-binary authors. They donate at least 50% of their profits to various causes depending on the book in question and the aims of the author.

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