Las voladoras

Las voladoras

Editorial Páginas de Espuma, 2020
121 pages

Published by

Spanish Páginas de Espuma / Italy Polidoro / Brazil Autêntica

Finalist of the VI premio Ribera del Duero

Creatures that climb on top of the roofs and start flying; a teenager fascinated by blood, a teacher that finds her neighbor’s head in the garden, a girl unable to part with her father’s teeth, two noisy twins in an experimental music festival, women who jump from the top of a mountain, apocalyptic earthquakes, a sorcerer that writes a spell to bring her daughter back to life.

Las voladoras includes eight short stories located in cities, villages, waste lands, volcanoes where violence and mysticism, earth and heaven, belong to the same ritual and poetic level. Mónica Ojeda makes our head explode and proves in her Andean Gothic that horror and beauty belong to the same family.

Chosen by the newspapers El País and El Mundo among the best books published in 2020.

Included among the best 10 books in Spanish in 2020 by The New York Times.

This wise writer of earthy ambition. Marta Sanz

An emotional, literary and aesthetic impact. Mariana Enríquez

Beauty, poetry and magic. Xavi Ayén, La Vanguardia

Its consideration of humanity’s worst is shocking not because it is implausible, but because it is honest. Therein lies its true horror. Latino Book Review

A book of an astonishing forcefulness. Xavier González, El Periódico

A hypnotic rhythm that brands these new stories, close to allegory and fable, close to poetry too. Andrea Aguilar, El País

Mónica Ojeda breaks the seams of every genre she touches. Always. Inés Martin Rodríguez, ABC

The present of this writer marches towards a ferocious future. Xavier González, El periódico

Las voladoras confirms Mónica Ojeda as one of the outstanding names in contemporary Latin American literature. Xavi Ayén, La Vanguardia

The narrator carves the silhouette of exceptional creatures. Her characters fly over Andean mythology with both fluency and precision. Daniel Gigena, Página 12

Strange mixture of José María Arguedas and the marquis of Sade. Diario Clarín

A language that reaches high levels of poetic beauty. Diario Clarín