Oldladyvoice (Paperback)

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Oldladyvoice (Paperback)


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This book is utterly charming and refreshing. Nine-year-old Marina is spending the summer with her grandma while her mom is in the hospital. Marina loves living with her grandma and the distraction it offers. She also loves dirty comics and thinking about what she’ll do when she’s older. She’s a wonderful mix of young innocence and young obsession with violence and sex. But while Marina tries to navigate her grandma’s neighborhood and her relationships with the kids there, worry for her mom looms in the background. Will she see her again? What happens if she doesn’t get better?

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Amid the oppressive heat, and in the aftermath of the exuberance of Seville's Expo '92, Marina spends a chaotic summer with her grandmother while her mother receives hospital treatment for a grave but unnamed illness. There are no rules--swearing, talking about lovers, eating treats and staying up late are all allowed, and it is a summer with endless possibilities.

Marina still plays with dolls, but also watches pornographic movies and fantasises about sex and violence. And as she faces the challenging transition to adolescence, she is torn between the safe world of childhood and the sexual feelings that obsess her.

In Oldladyvoice, debut author Elisa Victoria presents a fresh and vivid take on growing up, through the eyes of a funny, perceptive and endearing narrator.

Product Details ISBN: 9781913505103
ISBN-10: 1913505103
Publisher: And Other Stories
Publication Date: October 5th, 2021
Pages: 288
Language: English