Bonsai-9781913097998

Bonsai by Zambra, Alejandro

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Author: Zambra, Alejandro

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 17 August 2022 by Fitzcarraldo Editions in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 76 pages
128 x 197 x 12 | 122g

Bonsai is the story of Julio and Emilia, two young Chilean students who, seeking truth in great literature, find each other instead. Like all young couples, they lie to each other, revise themselves, and try new identities on for size, observing and analyzing their love story as if it's one of the great novels they both pretend to have read. As they shadow each other throughout their young adulthoods, falling together and drifting apart, Zambra spins a formally innovative, metafictional tale that brilliantly explores the relationship among love, art, and memory.