María Cecilia Barbetta

Änderungsschneiderei Los Milagros

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ISBN: 978-3-596-18285-5

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Roman
336 Pages,
publishing house:
FISCHER Taschenbuch
publication date:
01.10.2010
ISBN 978-3-596-18285-5

Content

Los Milagros Tailor Shop, Calle Gascón, Buenos Aires: the workplace of young Mariana Nalo, run by her Aunt Milagros. Mariana loves all the colourful yarns in the tailor shop – and Gerardo, who has disappeared to the USA without a trace, but for three postcards.
One day, Analía Morán comes into the shop. She loves the perfect symmetry of numbers – and Roberto, who waits on her hand and foot. She wants to have her mother’s valuable Italian silk wedding dress altered for her own marriage.
From that moment on, nothing remains the same...
María Cecilia Barbetta tells a story of love, desire and dashed hopes, of crocodile tears and genuine desperation. She plays with the great Latin American traditions of fantastic narration and telenovelas, whisking her readers into a baroque chamber of curiosities, a world of optical illusions oscillating between the real and the fantastic.




About María Cecilia Barbetta

MARÍA CECILIA BARBETTA was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1972 and grew up in Ballester, the neighborhood in which this novel takes place. She studied German as a foreign language and received a DAAD-stipend in 1996 to come to Berlin, where she has remained ever since. Prior to the appearance of her first novel, she received the Alfred Döblin fellowship from the Akademie der Kün-ste in 2007 and participated in the reknowned prose writers’ workshop at the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin. Her first novel, The Los Milagros Tailor Shop, was published in 2008, and was awarded prestigious debut novel prizes, including the Aspekte Prize for Literature and the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize. She received a fellowship for a residence at the Villa Massimo in Rome in 2013. In 2017, she was awarded the Alfred Döblin Prize for the manuscript of her second novel, Night- glowing. María Cecilia Barbetta writes in German and lives in Berlin.

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