Permafrost

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The #1 Catalan bestseller and winner of the Llibreter booksellers prize, poet Baltasar’s novel is a forthright study of lesbian sexuality and suicide.

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Winner of the Llibreter prize chosen by booksellers

Longlisted for 2022 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize

Permafrost’s no-bullshit lesbian
narrator is an uninhibited lover and a wickedly funny observer of modern life. Desperate to get out of Barcelona, she goes to
Brussels, ‘because a city whose symbol is a little boy pissing
was a city I knew I would like’; as an au pair in
Scotland, she develops a hatred of the colour green. And everywhere she goes,
she tries to break out of the roles set for her by family and society, chasing
escape wherever it can be found: love affairs, travel, thoughts of suicide.

Full of powerful, physical imagery, this prize-winning debut novel by acclaimed Catalan poet Eva Baltasar was a word-of-mouth hit in its own language. It is a breathtakingly forthright call for women’s freedom to embrace both pleasure and solitude, and speaks boldly of the body, of sex, and of the self.

Additional information

Weight 168 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 19.7 × 1.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

128

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

849.936 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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