Boulder: Shortlisted for the 2023 International Booker Prize (Paperback)

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Boulder: Shortlisted for the 2023 International Booker Prize (Paperback)

By Eva Baltasar, Julia Sanches (Translator)

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One of my goals for 2024 is to read more translated literature, and Boulder was a fantastic place to start! Baltasar explores love, queer motherhood, and restlessness in a fantastically honest and straightforward way while still managing to be poetic and lyrical. Short and intense, Boulder doesn't leave a word out of place.

— Sarah

Working as a cook on a merchant ship, a woman comes to know and love Samsa, a woman who gives her the nickname "Boulder." When Samsa gets a job in Reykjavik and the couple decides to move there together, Samsa decides that she wants to have a child. She is already forty and can't bear to let the opportunity pass her by. Boulder is less enthused, but doesn't know how to say no--and so finds herself dragged along on a journey that feels as thankless as it is alien.

With motherhood changing Samsa into a stranger, Boulder must decide where her priorities lie, and whether her yearning for freedom can truly trump her yearning for love.

Once again, Eva Baltasar demonstrates her preeminence as a chronicler of queer voices navigating a hostile world--and in prose as brittle and beautiful as an ancient saga.

Product Details ISBN: 9781913505387
ISBN-10: 1913505383
Publisher: And Other Stories
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 112
Language: English