…and the only prescription is more Zambra.

Open Letter Books just released The Private Lives of Trees, a new novel by Alejandro Zambra, author of the promising work Bonsai – nominated for the Best Translated Book Award of 2008, and reviewed here a few months ago. The Private Lives of Trees was translated by Megan McDowell. According to the publisher, The Private … More …and the only prescription is more Zambra.

A tree grows in Chile

Despite the fact that Bonsái wears its (somewhat obvious) conceptual heart on its sleeve, and is built around the conceit of writing itself into its own title (the novel itself is a work in miniature in which characters are established and then neatly – and explicitly – trimmed away), the novel is not without its … More A tree grows in Chile