Space Invaders by Nona Fernández

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In 88 pages, Fernández creates a vivid portrayal of both childhood in Pinochet-era Chile and of the adults who came out on the other end of the brutal regime carrying lifelong traumas. In the novel, these traumas come in the form of dreams particularly dreams about the same person: Estrella who grew up with the narrators of the novel. In the face of terrible conditions, these children find solace in each other and in the games they play. In Space Invaders, Fernandez creates a powerful narrative centered on the children trying to have a normal childhood under a dictatorship.

Space Invaders: A Novel Cover Image
By Nona Fernández, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781644450079
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

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