The Queens of Sarmiento Park

The Queens of Sarmiento Park

1st paperback ed

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Publisher's Synopsis

The Argentine literary sensation that has taken the Spanish-speaking world by storm: a dark, surreal and beautiful novel about violence, exclusion and love



'A fragment of the future' Edouard Louis

'Ferocious and magical' Torrey Peters, Guardian

'It will break your heart' Mariana Enriquez

'Naked, glorious storytelling' Claire Oshetsky

'A literary sensation' Rolling Stone

Auntie Encarna's is the queerest boarding house in the world.

For Camila, it is a refuge, and the travesti who gather there are like family. At night they head out to Sarmiento Park to earn money. They stand together in the cold, sharing stories and a hip flask of whiskey, waiting for a car to slow down. Until, one freezing evening, Auntie Encarna hears crying in the bushes and wades in to investigate. When she finds an abandoned baby boy, she will hear no arguments: she is bringing him home to care for him. Life for Camila and the others will never be the same again.

Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award
Winner of the Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Prize
Winner of the Premio de Narrativa en Castellano
Winner of the Grand Prix de l'héroïne Madame Figaro

Book information

ISBN: 9780349016474
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 863.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 192
Weight: 188g
Height: 127mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 17mm