Based On A True Story

Autor: Delphine de Vigan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408878836
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'A wonderful literary trompe l'oeil: a book about friendship, writing and the boundary between reality and fantasy ... Dark, smart, strange, compelling' Harriet Lane, bestselling author of Her Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L. L. embodies everything Delphine admires; sophisticated and unusually intuitive, she slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer's life. However, as she makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. And as their lives become further entwined, L. begins to threaten Delphine's identity and her safety.

Basada En Hechos Reales

Autor: Delphine De Vigan
Publisher: Anagrama
ISBN: 8433937308
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«Durante casi tres años, no escribí una sola línea», dice la protagonista y narradora. Se llama Delphine, tiene dos hijos a punto de dejar atrás la adolescencia y mantiene una relación sentimental con François, que dirige un programa cultural en la televisión y está de viaje por Estados Unidos rodando un documental. Estos datos biográficos, empezando por el nombre, parecen coincidir difusamente con los de la autora, que con Nada se opone a la noche, su anterior libro, arrasó en Francia y en medio mundo. Si en esa y en alguna otra obra anterior utilizaba los recursos novelescos para abordar una historia real, aquí viste de relato verídico una ficción. ¿O no? Delphine es una escritora que ha pasado del éxito apabullante que la puso bajo todos los focos al vértigo íntimo de la página en blanco. Y es entonces cuando se cruza en su camino L., una mujer sofisticada y seductora, que trabaja como negra literaria redactando memorias de famosos. Comparten gustos e intiman. L. insiste a su nueva amiga en que debe abandonar el proyecto novelesco sobre la telerrealidad que tiene entre manos y volver a utilizar su propia vida como material literario. Y mientras Delphine recibe unas amenazantes cartas anónimas que la acusan de haberse aprovechado de las historias de su familia para triunfar como escritora, L., con sus crecientes intromisiones, se va adueñando de su vida hasta bordear la vampirización... Dividida en tres partes encabezadas por citas de Misery y La mitad oscura de Stephen King, Basada en hechos reales es a un tiempo un poderoso thriller psicológico y una sagaz reflexión sobre el papel del escritor en el siglo XXI. Una obra prodigiosa que se mueve entre la realidad y la ficción, entre lo vivido y lo imaginado; un deslumbrante juego de espejos que propone una vuelta de tuerca a un gran tema literario –el doble– y mantiene en vilo al lector hasta la última página.

Nothing Holds Back The Night

Autor: Delphine de Vigan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620400839
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Only a teenager when Delphine was born, Lucile raised two daughters largely alone. She was a former child model from a Bohemian family, younger and more glamorous than the other mothers: always in lipstick, wayward and wonderful. But as Delphine grew up, Lucile's occasional sadness gave way to overwhelming despair and delusion. She became convinced she was telepathic, in control of the Paris metro system; she gave away all her money; she was hospitalized, medicated, and released in a kind of trance. Young Delphine was left to wonder: What changed her, or what shaped her all along? In this brilliant investigation into her own family history, Delphine de Vigan attempts to "write her mother," seeking out something essential as she interviews aging relatives, listens to recordings, and reads Lucile's own writings. It is a history of luminous beauty and rambunctious joy, of dark secrets and silences. There are untimely deaths and failures of memory. There are revelations and there is the ultimately unknowable. And in the face of the unknowable, personal history becomes fiction: De Vigan must choose from differing accounts and fill in important gaps, using her writer's imagination to reconstruct a life. De Vigan writes her most expansive novel yet with acute self-awareness and marvelous sympathy. Nothing Holds Back the Night is a remarkable work, universally recognizable and singularly heartbreaking.

A Book For Her

Autor: Bridget Christie
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448185335
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Bridget Christie is a stand-up comedian, idiot and feminist. On the 30th of April 2012, a man farted in the Women’s Studies Section of a bookshop and it changed her life forever. A Book For Her details Christie’s twelve years of anonymous toil in the bowels of stand-up comedy and the sudden epiphany that made her, unbelievably, one of the most critically acclaimed British stand-up comedians this decade, drawing together the threads that link a smelly smell in the women’s studies section to the global feminist struggle. Find out how nice Peter Stringfellow’s fish tastes, how yoghurt advertising perpetuates rape myths, and how Emily Bronte used a special ladies’ pen to write Wuthering Heights. If you’re interested in comedy and feminism, then this is definitely the book for you. If you hate both then I’d probably give it a miss. “Christie is adept at turning on a sixpence between being comical, or serious, or both at once, and at pricking her own earnestness.” Telegraph ‘Christie piles derision and tomfoolery upon everyday sexism, while never pretending that jokes alone will solve the problem.’ Guardian

Lurid Cute

Autor: Adam Thirlwell
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712425
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A dreamy and adrenaline-fueled new novel from a two-time Granta Best Young Novelist Lurid & Cute is a kind of machine for the reader's corruption. It opens with all the things we've come to expect of Adam Thirlwell-"the playfulness of language, the way the mandarin wit, line by line, consorts with grisly or louche material," as Jeffrey Eugenides has said-when the narrator wakes confused in a seedy hotel room. He has had the good education, and also the good job. Together with his wife and dog, he lives at home with his parents. But then the lurid overtakes him-a chain of events that feels to those inside it narcotic and neurotic, like one long and terrible descent: complete with lies, deceit, and chicanery, and including, in escalating order, one orgy, one brothel, and a series of firearms disputes. Lurid & Cute balances the complexity of an interior world-our hero's apparently innocent obsessions with food, old movies, and all the gaudy, shoddy building blocks of pop culture-with a picaresque plot delivered with expert, insidious pacing. For very possibly this is the story of a woebegone and global generation. And our hero, the sweetest narrator in world literature, also may well be the most fearsome. It's the most sophisticated and gruesome novel from an author celebrated for his precocious talents, and it will leave you feeling like you've been on one hell of a bender.

How To Build A Girl

Autor: Caitlin Moran
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443433632
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A hilarious yet deeply moving coming-of-age novel from New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Moran, “the U.K.’s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one” (Marie Claire) What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes—and build yourself. It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there’s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde—fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer! She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer—like Jo in Little Women, or the Bröntes—but without the dying young bit. By sixteen, she’s smoking cigarettes, getting drunk and working for a music paper. She’s writing pornographic letters to rock stars, having all kinds of sex with all kinds of men and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less. But what happens when Johanna realizes she’s built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters and a head full of paperbacks enough to build a girl after all? Imagine The Bell Jar—written by Rizzo from Grease. How to Build a Girl is a funny, poignant and heartbreakingly evocative story of self-discovery and invention, as only Caitlin Moran could tell it.

The Snow Was Dirty

Autor: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524705438
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“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian In this brilliant new translation of Georges Simenon’s classic novel, a young man descends into a brutal world of crime. “And always the dirty snow, the heaps of snow that look rotten, with black patches and embedded garbage . . . unable to cover the filth.” Nineteen-year-old Frank—thug, thief, son of a brothel owner—gets by surprisingly well despite living in a city under military occupation, but a warm house and a full stomach are not enough to make him feel truly alive in such a climate of deceit and betrayal. During a bleak, unending winter, he embarks on a string of violent and sordid crimes that set him on a path from which he can never return. Georges Simenon’s matchless novel is a brutal, compelling portrayal of a world without pity; a devastating journey through a psychological no man’s land.

The Family Of Pascual Duarte

Autor: Camilo José Cela
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564783592
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This book reflects the crude reality of rural Spain in Franco's time. It is full of human power and rich in social insight. Cela writes with great detail, but still maintains simplicity.