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Abyss

By Pilar Quintana & Lisa Dillman
Abyss by Pilar Quintana & Lisa Dillman digital book - Fable

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Pilar Quintana is a widely respected Colombian author. In 2007, Hay Festival selected her as one of the most promising young authors of Latin America. Her previous novel, The Bitch, won a PEN Translates award in the UK and was a finalist for the National Book Award in the US. It also won the prestigious Colombian Biblioteca de Narrativa Prize, was selected for several Best Books of 2017 lists, and was chosen as one of the most valuable objects to preserve for future generations in a marble time capsule in Bogotá. Abyss, her latest novel, was awarded the Premio Alfaguara de Novela, which is among the most prestigious awards in the Spanish language.

Lisa Dillman lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she translates Spanish, Catalan, and Latin American writers and teaches in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University. Some of her recent translations include A Silent Fury by Yuri Herrera, A Luminous Republic by Andrés Barba, The Touch System by Alejandra Costamagna, and The Bitch by Pilar Quintana (a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature in the US).

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3.5
“Read this in one sitting - a deeply intimate and lovely insight into a family through a child's eyes. Loved this. Full review soon.”
“This book allowed me to see how fascinating a child’s observation could be. Claudia surely a smart and sensitive 8-years old girl and she has all this innocent thought process that allowed us to learn to feel what she feels toward her observation of her parents and their family. How complicated they seemed to her yet she was curious and needy of answers. Her emotions affected significantly by what she learned from her parents’ marriage breakdown (mainly from her mother’s mental ups and downs). The translation was great and it can capture the raw emotions of our child main character and I think it’s originally rich and that’s why its beauty continued smoothly in the translation. Thanks to Netgalley and publisher World Editions for the e-ARC My personal rating: 3.5/5 #Abyss #Netgalley”

About Pilar Quintana

Pilar Quintana is a widely respected Colombian author. In 2007, Hay Festival selected her as one of the most promising young authors of Latin America. Her previous novel, The Bitch, won a PEN Translates award in the UK and was a finalist for the National Book Award in the US. It also won the prestigious Colombian Biblioteca de Narrativa Prize, was selected for several Best Books of 2017 lists, and was chosen as one of the most valuable objects to preserve for future generations in a marble time capsule in Bogotá. Abyss, her latest novel, was awarded the Premio Alfaguara de Novela, which is among the most prestigious awards in the Spanish language.

Lisa Dillman lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she translates Spanish, Catalan, and Latin American writers and teaches in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University. Some of her recent translations include A Silent Fury by Yuri Herrera, A Luminous Republic by Andrés Barba, The Touch System by Alejandra Costamagna, and The Bitch by Pilar Quintana (a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature in the US).

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