The Body Where I Was Born

The Body Where I Was Born

  • Author: Guadalupe Nettel
  • Type: read online
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781609807511
  • Edition Language: English


  • The novel of an unconventional childhood in the seventies by one of the most talked-about writers of new Mexican fiction.From a psychoanalysts couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood—in which she was born with a birth defect into a family intent on fixing it—having somehow survived the emotional havoc she went through.

    And survive she did, but not unscathed. This intimate narrative echoes the voice of the narrators younger self, a sharp, sensitive girl keen to lifes hardships.With bare language and smart humor, both delicate and unafraid, the narrator strings a strand of touching moments together to create a portrait of an unconventional childhood that crushed her, scarred her, mended her, tore her apart and ultimately made her whole.