No es un río

No es un río

Novel | Literatura Random House, 2020 | 140 pages

Will be published by

France Métailié / Brazil Todavía Livros / Italy  Rizzoli /USA Graywolf Press/ UK Charco Press

The novel tells the story of two friends, Enero and El Negro, who take Tilo, the teenage son of Eusebio – their recently deceased friend- fishing to the Paraná River.
While they drink and cook and talk and dance, they try to overcome the ghosts of their past and those of the present – their mood altered by wine and torpor.

This intimate, peculiar moment connecting the lives of these three men also links them to the lives of the local inhabitants of this nature universe, surrounded by water and ruled by its own laws.

There are losses, premature deaths…But there is also the stubborn vitality of nature: a bush covered with ancient trees, animals, birds; the river bearing life in its entrails, the people born and raised in this landscape which they protect with nails and teeth against intruders.

This story, that flows like the river, talks about the love between friends, the love of a mother for her daughters, and the love of the islanders for their river and everything that lives in it.

This masterful novel shows once again her unique voice and extraordinary sensitivity – letting its characters shine and express in action what the depths of their souls harbour.


Her economy of resources has a dazzling power
. Diario La voz

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