An illustrator and self-proclaimed introvert portrays engaging and sometimes outlandish excuses to avoid leaving home, with a character pursuing their obsessions, hobbies, interests, and sudden whims with gusto on each page.
"The limits of scientific exploration, and a terrifying first contact narrative, now in a solid English translation from the superlative writer of Chinese speculative fiction. The translation needs a lot of footnoting to keep Western writers appris..."
Six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased mother's apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes. Punctuated by moments of youthful exuberance and mature ruminations, this coming-of-age drama, set amongst...