Dissection by Care Santos

Santos_coverIf you’ve reached here
and you’re still breathing
you’ve already paid for everything you’ve done.

While best-known for her prose, award-winning novelist Care Santos has also published one collection of poems: Dissection won the Carmen Conde Prize in 2007 and appears here in English translation for the first time.

In poems filled with astute and acerbic observations, Santos mercilessly dissects her own life to cut to the quick of what it means to be a woman–and in love–in the modern world.

Often turning to humor and self-deprecation to expose the flaws in her relationships–or perhaps in all relationships?–these poems are sure to resonate for all readers who have ever (nervously, joyously, selflessly) given their heart to another.

Care Santos is one of Spain’s most versatile and prolific writers. Writing in both Catalan and Spanish, and for both adults and young readers, she is the author of over 40 books in different genres, including novels, short story collections, young adult and children’s books, etc. Her most recent adult novel, Desig de xocolata, won the 34th Ramon Llull Prize. Her work has also been translated into Basque, Galician, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, as well as English. She lives with her family in Mataró, Barcelona.

by Care Santos
translated by Lawrence Schimel
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ISBN-13: 978-1-938334-12-2

56 pages/perfect bound
Publication date: 1 November 2014

US: $11.95
UK: £7.50
Europe: 9.00€