Mona

Pola Oloixarac

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'Devil-may-care daring and biting humour . . . Think Rachel Cusk's autofiction on skunk and OxyContin and you're in the right ballpark' The Times'Enjoyably mischievous and daring' Financial Times'Ruthless, very funny' New York TimesMona is a Peruvian writer based on a Californian campus, open-eyed and sardonic, a connoisseur of marijuana and prescription pills. In the humanities she has discovered she is something of an anthropological curiosity - a female writer of colour treasured for the flourish of rarefied diversity that reflects so well upon her department.When she is nominated for 'the most important literary award in Europe', Mona sees a chance to escape her sunlit substance abuse and erotic distraction, and leaves for a small village in Sweden. Now she is stuck in the company of her competitors, who arrive from Japan, France, Armenia, Iran and Colombia. The writers do what writers exchange flattery, nurse envy and private resentments, stab rivals in the back and go to bed together.But all the while, Mona keeps stumbling across traces of violence on her body, the origins of which she can't - or won't - remember.

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'Devil-may-care daring and biting humour . . . Think Rachel Cusk's autofiction on skunk and OxyContin and you're in the right ballpark' The Times'Enjoyably mischievous and daring' Financial Times'Ruthless, very funny' New York TimesMona is a Peruvian writer based on a Californian campus, open-eyed and sardonic, a connoisseur of marijuana and prescription pills. In the humanities she has discovered she is something of an anthropological curiosity - a female writer of colour treasured for the flourish of rarefied diversity that reflects so well upon her department.When she is nominated for 'the most important literary award in Europe', Mona sees a chance to escape her sunlit substance abuse and erotic distraction, and leaves for a small village in Sweden. Now she is stuck in the company of her competitors, who arrive from Japan, France, Armenia, Iran and Colombia. The writers do what writers exchange flattery, nurse envy and private resentments, stab rivals in the back and go to bed together.But all the while, Mona keeps stumbling across traces of violence on her body, the origins of which she can't - or won't - remember.

Pages - 192

Binding - Paperback

Publisher - Serpent's Tail

Publication Date -

ISBN - 9781788169899

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