Boulder : Shortlisted for the 2023 International Booker Prize-9781913505387

Boulder : Shortlisted for the 2023 International Booker Prize

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Author(s): Baltasar, Eva
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 02/08/2022,
Pagination: 112 pages,
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781913505387,
Description:

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 pre-eminence as a chronicler of queer voices navigating a hostile world - and in prose as brittle and beautiful as an ancient saga.


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