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2020 Longlist

Brother in Ice

Translated from the Catalan by Mara Faye Lethem
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ABOUT
THE BOOK

‘She thought that it was precisely when things get uncomfortable or can’t be shown that something interesting comes to light. That is the point of no return, the point that must be reached, the point you reach after crossing the border of what has already been said, what has already been seen. It’s cold out there.’

This hybrid novel-part research notes, part fictionalised diary, and part travelogue-uses the stories of polar exploration to make sense of the protagonist’s own concerns as she comes of age as an artist, a daughter, and a sister to an autistic brother.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Alicia
Kopf

Alicia Kopf is the pseudonym of Imma Ávalos Marqués (born 1982 in Gerona, Spain), a Spanish author and artist based in Barcelona. Kopf is interested in the concept of exploration, particularly polar exploration, which is visible throughout her work both as an artist and an autho

Alicia Kopf is the pseudonym of Imma Ávalos Marqués (born 1982 in Gerona, Spain), a Spanish author and artist based in Barcelona. Kopf is interested in the concept of exploration, particularly polar exploration, which is visible throughout her work both as an artist and an autho

ABOUT
THE TRANSLATOR Mara
Faye Lethem

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Country
Spain
Original Language
Catalan
Author
Publisher
And Other Stories
Translator
Mara Faye Lethem
Translation
Translated from the Catalan by Mara Faye Lethem

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