Mona by Oloixarac, Pola, 9788439736714
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  • ISBN: 9788439736714 | 8439736711
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/21/2020

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Novela de ideas y suspenso, un thriller literario donde la clave del crimen está escondida en el cuerpo de una escritora que compite por un premio.

«La prosa de Pola Oloixarac es el gran acontecimiento de la nueva narrativa argentina.»
Ricardo Piglia

"Vienen a estos lugares creyéndose escritores y se van como personajes", piensa Mona Tarrile-Byrne, joven narradora peruana. En su espiral de drogas californianas y derivas eróticas, Mona aterriza en un pueblito de Suecia junto con unos pocos colegas nominados al prestigioso premio literario Basske-Wortz. En ese lugar límite -en la frontera del espacio habitable por la cultura, antes de la noche muerta del ártico-, descubre las marcas misteriosas de una violencia que no puede explicarse.

Llegados de todo el mundo, los escritores se agradan y recelan, se miden y seducen. Entre las aventuras sexuales y mentales de la protagonista y los debates acerca de vanguardias, ideologías y mercado -de TED talks a orgasmos borgianos-, Pola Oloixarac retrata con alucinante acidez el círculo hípster de una weltliteratur imaginaria.

La autora brilla en este thriller de ideas, una sátira devastadoramente actual de la brutalidad latente en las élites culturales y una oscura meditación sobre el poder de la lengua para transformar el mundo.

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A novel of ideas and suspense, a literary thriller where the key to the crime is hidden inside the body of a writer that's competing for a prize.

"Pola Oloixarca's prose is the great event of the new Argentinian narrative." Ricardo Piglia

"They come to these places believing themselves to be writers and they leave as characters," thinks Mona Tarrile-Byrne, a young Peruvian novelist.

In her spiral of Californian drugs and erotic drifts, Mona lands in a small town in Sweden along with some other colleagues nominated for the prestigious literary prize Basske-Wortz. In that restricted place- on the border of the space habitable by culture, before the dead night of the Arctic,- she discovers the mysterious marks left by an act of violence that can't be explained.

Arriving from all over the world, the writers like, fear, measure and seduce each other. Among the sexual and mental adventures of the protagonist, the debates about avant-garde, ideologies and the marketplace-from TED talks to Borgesian orgasms,-  Pola Oloixarca portrays with amazing acidity the hipster circle of an imaginary weltliteratur.

The author shines in this thriller of ideas, a satire devastatingly current about the latent brutality of the cultural elites and a dark meditation on the power of language to transform the world. The critics have said... "Clearly [The Wild Theories is] one of the first classics of the 21st Century that Latin American literature has given us." El Mundo "[ Pola Oloixarca is] an exquisite anthropologist of contemporary barbarism." Ignacio Echevarría "A strong innovation in the Argentinian novel." Horacio González "Monstrously intelligent and horribly funny." Javier Calvo

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