Buenos Aires: Factotum Ediciones, 2018. First Edition. Paperback. 120p., wrps. New. Item #66990
Lila is 40 years old when her partner, Germán Baraja, kills her shortly after receiving the news of her pregnancy. This novel narrates fragments of the relationship backwards, intertwining it with Lila's life story, particularly exploring her childhood as the daughter of a diplomat, her past fame as a television actress, and her delicate health. Through beautiful and forceful prose, "Lila" also intimately examines the most violent and unhealthy manifestations of a machismo and patriarchy that refuses to disappear.