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Gabriela Alemán
Death Whistles a Blues

(La muerte silba un blues)

Literary Fiction

  • Published: 01/09/2014
  • ISBN: 9789585833968
  • 176 pages

A book made of feelings, vivid characters and limitsituations in which are put by Gabriela Alemán, whoexplores the very fragility of their own existence. Sheuses different settings as backdrop for her stories ina complex game of characters, and of lucid voicesthat account for a world that threatens to become anightmare.

About the author

Gabriela Alemán. Daughter of the Ecuadorian diplomat Mario Alemán and granddaughter of the Quitan poet Hugo Alemán, Gabriela studied translation at the University of Cambridge (UK), a masters in Latin American Literature from Andina Simón Bolívar (Ecuador) and a doctorate from Tulane (USA). She debuted by writing short stories. In 2003, she launched her first novel Body Time. In 2007, she published the novel Poso Wells (which will be published in the USA in 2018 City Lights). The rights to her collection of stories La muerte silba un blues / Death whistles the blues (Literatura Random House, 2014) have been sold to the French publisher L’atinoir.

Rights sold

  • France: L’atinoir