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Publisher — Coffee House Press
Date Published — August 16, 2019
ISBN — 9781566895507

The Remainder

Alia Trabucco Zeran

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Publisher — Coffee House Press
Date Published — August 16, 2019
ISBN — 9781566895507

Shortlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize

Felipe and Iquela, two young friends in modern day Santiago, live in the legacy of Chile’s dictatorship. Felipe prowls the streets counting dead bodies real and imagined, aspiring to a perfect number that might offer closure. Iquela and Paloma, an old acquaintance from Iquela’s childhood, search for a way to reconcile their fragile lives with their parents’ violent militant past. The body of Paloma’s mother gets lost in transit, sending the three on a pisco-fueled journey up the cordillera as they confront the pain that stretches across generations.