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What if her perfect life wasn't so perfect after all?

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"Brims with vivid imagery."�Jen Turano, bestselling author

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The marriage is fake, but the passion is real.

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A charity collection of 22, never-before-published, brand-new stories featuring and benefiting love and Happily Ever Afters across the gender and sexual identity spectrums.

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A husband-and-wife disguise�His only hope for survival.

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Who knew patrolling a National Park could be this hazardous?

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Brave heroes who rise up to take down a treacherous gang bent on robbery and destruction, to keep their homes, and the women they love safe�

Carlos Fonseca

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
June 2023
On Sale: May 23, 2023
Featuring: Julio
224 pages
ISBN: 037460665X
EAN: 9780374606657
Kindle: B0BBD86354
Hardcover / e-Book
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From Carlos Fonseca comes a dazzling novel about legacy, memory, and the desire to know and be known.

Julio is a disillusioned professor of literature, a per­petual wanderer who has spent years away from his home, teaching in the United States. He receives a posthumous summons from an old friend, the writer Aliza Abravanel, to uncover the mysteries within her final novel. Aliza had raced to finish her work as her mind deteriorated. In her man­uscript is a series of interconnected accouncs of loss, tales that set Julio hurtling on a journey to uncover their true meaning. Austral tracks Julio's trip from Aliza's home in an Argentine artists' colony to a forgotten city in Guatemala, to the Peruvian Amazon, and through Nueva Germania, the anti­semitic commune in Paraguay founded by Elisabeth Forster-Nietzsche.

A story of mourning and return-to one's na­tive country, to one's darkest memories, to oneself­ Carlos Fonseca's Austral interrogates the obsessions and upheavals faced by survivors of a rapidly glob­alizing world. A treasure map of intertwined ex­periences, each cleaving its own path through time, the novel is a fascinating investigation into the dis­appearance of culture and memory and a chart­ing of the furthest limits of what language can do. With this remarkable exploration of the traces we leave behind, chose we erase, and how we seek to rebuild, Carlos Fonseca confirms his status as one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Latin American literature.


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