Mónica Ojeda

Longlist, 2022 National Book Awards

Mónica Ojeda is the author of the novels La desfiguración Silva, Nefando, and Mandíbula, as well as the poetry collections El ciclo de las piedras and Historia de la leche.
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Jawbone

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ISBN 9781566896214 Coffee House Press

Translated from the Spanish by Sarah Booker. “Was desire something like being possessed by a nightmare?” Fernanda and Annelise are so close they are practically sisters: a double image, inseparable. So how does Fernanda end up bound on the floor of a deserted cabin, held hostage by one of her teachers and estranged from Annelise? More about this book >

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Mónica Ojeda

Mónica Ojeda is the author of the novels La desfiguración Silva, Nefando, and Mandíbula, as well as the poetry collections El ciclo de las piedras and Historia de la leche. Her stories have been published in the anthology Emergencias: Doce cuentos iberoamericanos and the collections Caninos and Las voladoras. In 2017, she was included on the Bógota39 list of the best 39 Latin American writers under 40, and in 2019, she received the Prince Claus Next Generation Award in honor of her outstanding literary achievements.

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