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May God Blast The Woman Who Writes About Me - Book launch with author Aura García-Junco

May God Blast The Woman Who Writes About Me - Book launch with author Aura García-Junco

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In May God Blast the Woman Who Writes About Me, Aura García-Junco’s third novel and the first to be translated into English, the ‘protagonist’ inherits approximately 10,000 books from her father, the eccentric teacher, underground writer and cultural promoter H. Pascal, after his death, and it is through her (re)connection with this library that she decides to investigate both her fractured relationship with him and her own relationships with literature, materiality and society. This familial archaeology ultimately serves as both a ritual of mourning and as the celebration of a life lived through and because of the written word.

Heather Cleary’s inspired and remarkable translation guides us through the narrator’s radical explorations of generational change, inheritance, personal libraries, feminism and the ideological tension that it can create between fathers and daughters, self-publishing and ‘outsider’ art that all parade through these pages, in a story that oscillates between distance, fury, happiness, humour and reconciliation.  

Join us at the bookshop on June 5th to celebrate this unique, complex novel in the company of author Aura García-Junco, visiting the UK for a select few events, and Nicole Murphy, AKA @readwithnicole / nicolereads98

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