Wednesday 19 August 2020

The Bitch by Pilar Quintana BLOG TOUR Translated by Lisa Dillman #PilarQuintana @WorldEdBooks @RKbookpublicist @RandomTTours #TheBitch

Colombia's Pacific coast, where everyday life entails warding off the brutal forces of nature. In this constant struggle, nothing is taken for granted. Damaris lives with her fisherman husband in a shack on a bluff overlooking the sea. Childless and at that age 'when women dry up,' as her uncle puts it, she is eager to adopt an orphaned puppy. But this act may bring more than just affection into her home. 
The Bitch is written in a prose as terse as the villagers, with storms - both meteorological and emotional - lurking around each corner. Beauty and dread live side by side in this poignant exploration or the many meanings of motherhood and love.

The Bitch by Pilar Quintana was published by World Editions on 6 August 2020 and is translated from Spanish by Lisa Dillman.
As part of this #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour, in association with Ruth Killick PR I'm delighted to offer one paperback copy to one winner.
Entry is simple, just fill out the competition widget at the end of this blog post.


Praise for Pilar Quintana

'Quintana works wonders with her disillusioned, no-nonsense, powerful prose.' -- Juan Gabriel Vásquez
'The Bitch is a novel of true violence. Artist that she is, Pilar Quintana uncovers wounds we didn't know we had, shows us their beauty, and then throws a handful of salt into them.' -- Yuri Herrera 
'This is a novel full of mysteries about unfulfilled desire, guilt, and the places where love still exists.' -- Gabriela Alemn 
'The world of The Bitch is heartbreakingly true, it's there, closer than we think, and yet remains invisible.' -- El Pais
'Pilar Quintana has created a psychological tale that sweeps and drags us like the waves of the sea.'
---- El Tiempo

One Copy of The Bitch by Pilar Quintana

Pilar Quintana is a Colombian author. 
She debuted with Cosquillas en la lengua in 2003, and published Coleccionistas de polvos raros in 2007, the same year the Hay Festival selected her as one of the most promising young authors of Latin America. 
Her latest novel, The Bitch, won the prestigious Colombian Biblioteca de Narrativa Prize, and was selected for several Best Books of 2017 lists, as well as being chosen as one of the most valuable objects to preserve for future generations in a marble time capsule in Bogotá. 
The Bitch is the first of her works to be translated into English.
Photograph © Danilo Costa

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