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Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra

"Winner of Chile’s Literary Critics’ Award for Best Novel"

Hailed as a great Latin American literary event, this stylistically innovative, elliptically told tale of a young man and his love who mysteriously disappears is, as the narrator tells us, “a simple story that becomes complicated.”

Through both the distance and closeness of these young lovers, Alejandro Zambra brilliantly explores the relationship between art, love, and life. Bonsai is accessible yet profound—as one critic in Chile’s Capital newspaper put it, “Brief as a sigh and forceful as a blow.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612191614
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 02/21/2012
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Alejandro Zambra is acclaimed as the greatest writer of Chile’s younger generation. He is a poet and critic and currently teaches literature at the Diego Portales University in Santiago. Bonsai is his first novel. It was awarded Chile’s Literary Critics’ Award for Best Novel.

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Bonsai 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here. This is for your quest, Shadow. *she sets down a little container with liquid inside.* Drink it when you need strength.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read this book countless times since first coming across it in Spanish -- it's deceptively simple, and almost too charming at first, but it gradually grows in completely unexpected directions, and by the end it's become something breathtaking. This is one of those books that you won't forget, in a beautiful translation. Buy it for yourself, and a few extra copies for friends, as you'll want to pass it on.