The Strangers (Spanish Literature) (Paperback)

The Strangers (Spanish Literature) By Jon Bilbao, Katie Whittemore (Translator) Cover Image
By Jon Bilbao, Katie Whittemore (Translator)
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A Spanish-gothic version of a Patricia Highsmith novel Jon and Katharina spend the winter in Jon's childhood home on the Cantabrian coast, lonely and bored, ambivalent about their precarious freelance jobs and disconnected in their relationship. Yet the couple's routine will soon be disturbed when one rainy night, they witness strange lights in the sky over the village. The next morning, ufologists begin to arrive in the village, anxious to make extraterrestrial contact. The morning brings other unexpected guests: Jon's distant cousin, Markel, and his companion, the silent, alluring Virginia. The visit becomes increasingly uncomfortable as-like the ufologists camped out in view of the house--the strangers stay on and show little sign of planning to leave. Days stretch into weeks, even as the cousins can't remember ever having met, Virginia's behavior becomes subtly threatening, and Jon begins doubt that Markel is who he says he . . . A deliciously tense and darkly humorous novella that explores the border that separates love from routine and offers a twist on theme of "the other" and how to live with the unknown, The Strangers introduces English readers to singular talent.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781628974553
ISBN-10: 1628974559
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Pages: 134
Language: English
Series: Spanish Literature