cover of book
 

Animals at the End of the World
by Gloria Susana Esquivel
translated by Robin Myers
University of Texas Press, 2020
Paper: 978-1-4773-2016-7 | eISBN: 978-1-4773-2125-6
Library of Congress Classification PQ8180.415.S69A7213 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 863.7

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Animals at the End of the World begins with an explosion, which six-year-old Inés mistakes for the end of the world that she has long feared. In the midst of the chaos, she meets the maid’s granddaughter, Mariá, who becomes her best friend and with whom she navigates the adult world in her grandparents’ confined house. Together, they escape the house and confront the “animals” that populate Bogotá in the 1980s. But Inés soon realizes she cannot count on either María or her preoccupied and conflicted parents. Alone, she must learn to decipher her outer and inner worlds, confronting both armies of beasts and episodes of domestic chaos. In the process, she also learns what it means to test boundaries, break rules, and cope with the consequences. The first novel by Colombian author Gloria Susana Esquivel, Animals at the End of the World is a poetic and moving coming-of-age story that lingers long after its final page.

See other books on: Colombian fiction | End | Fear | Girls | Imagination
See other titles from University of Texas Press
Nearby on shelf for Spanish literature / / Spanish America: