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A journalist employed to review hotels for a newspaper finds himself unexpectedly playing the voyeur. One day during a check-in, he is given the wrong key and, on entering the room, still unseen by its occupants, he finds himself spying on a porn shoot. Later on that night, the film director—an elegant, enigmatic woman—tells him about the website she runs and its hallmark: hotel scenes. The kinship and attraction he feels toward her nourishes his urge for a new encounter. Following the clues on her site about ...
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The Hotel Life

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Overview

A journalist employed to review hotels for a newspaper finds himself unexpectedly playing the voyeur. One day during a check-in, he is given the wrong key and, on entering the room, still unseen by its occupants, he finds himself spying on a porn shoot. Later on that night, the film director—an elegant, enigmatic woman—tells him about the website she runs and its hallmark: hotel scenes. The kinship and attraction he feels toward her nourishes his urge for a new encounter. Following the clues on her site about upcoming scouting sessions, he pursues her through their mirrored hotel-driven lives from one possible shooting location to another. As he continues his unending quest, his daily escapades merge with nostalgic dispatches and a yearning for an unattainable object of desire.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788494094873
  • Publisher: Hispabooks Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: English language translation from the Spanish original work. The book includes an interview with the author at the end.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Javier Montes won the José María de Pereda Award for his first novel, Los penúltimos, which he followed with Segunda parte, and La vida de hotel, now in English-language translation as The Hotel Life. Along with Andrés Barba he won the Anagrama de Ensayo Award for La Ceremonia del Porno, and also co-edited and participated in After Henry James, a collection of novellas based on James’ notebooks. In 2010, Granta included him on their issue The Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists and his stories have appeared in numerous collections including Puros Cuentos and Life in Cities. An Anthology of European Contemporary Writers. He is a regular contributor to publications including ABC, El País, Letras Libres, Granta, Artnews, Revista de Occidente, Letra Internacional and Arquitectura Viva, and has curated a number of exhibitions, including “Beckett Films” at the CAAC in 2011. Montes has translated works by Shakespeare, Dickens, Apollinaire, Mary Robison and Rachid O. and has also been a lecturer in Art History at the Spanish College in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea).

Ollie Brock has co-translated books by authors including Isabel Allende and Eduardo Halfon. His writing has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the New Statesman, TIME and the Revista de Libros. He has worked as a freelancer for the London Review of Books, on the staff of Granta magazine, and as a Translator-in-Residence at the Free Word Centre in London.

Lorna Scott Fox has translated several books from French and Spanish, most recently Teresa, My Love, by Julia Kristeva. Her articles and reviews in English have appeared in the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and The Nation, and she has written for magazines in Mexico and Spain. She is currently an editor, journalist and translator based in London.

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