Sunday, November 27, 2022

#40: Space Invaders by Nona Fernández

 As the Pinochet era in Chile winds to a close, a group of young friends think about the mysterious loss of a classmate in Nona Fernandez's Space Invaders.  

I've read several novels that take place in Chile during its dictatorship and disappearances, but Fernandez brings a more baroque, dreamy storytelling in stark contrast to the terrors of that era.

Knowing a little of the history of this period definitely makes the novel unsettling when you can read between the lines of a disappearance told through the perspectives of various children.

A solid, slender read and recommended for those who appreciate literature of this kind.

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