María BASTARÓS

Historia de España contada a las niñas

Fulgencio Pimentel / La Casa Encendida, 2020

Awards

Winner of the 2018 Puchi Award

Winner of the Cálamo Otra Mirada Prize, 2019

Winner of the Valencian Literary Critics’ Narrative Prize, 2019

Press

«A powerful narrative voice, self-assured, that seems at times to bear echoes of David Foster Wallace. A voice full of irony and intelligence.» Diego Sánchez Aguilar, El Diario

Synopsis

(History of Spain Told to Girls)

Part journalistic reporting, part pamphlet, part country drama, part pulp, History of Spain Told to Girls takes events and places from our recent history and gives them back to us in the form of a corrosive, polyphonic, vibrant puzzle. Kidnapping, Rohypnol, matriarchs, clueless gallerists, online communities of anorexic teenagers, and UFO appearances help form this choral novel in fragments, a brutal story that despite everything retains a constant longing for redemption.