Catalan writer Mercedes Abad returns after five years of silence with La niña gorda (The Fat Girl, Páginas de Espuma). A group of interwoven short stories, the girl in the title (a character inspired by the author when she was a child, or an imaginary double of hers in her adult age) is the guiding figure through all the stories, in which humor and irony mix with sadness to speak about childhood and adolescence, about women. La niña gorda will be presented in Barcelona, hometown to the author, tomorrow, Tuesday the 25th, at 19h in La Central del Raval (Elisabets, 6). Mercedes Abad will be joined by writer Pedro Zarraluki and Paginas de Espuma's publisher Juan Casamayor. Other presentations will be held in Madrid (Wednesday the 26th, Mujeres y Compañía, 20:30) and Seville (Thursday the 27th, Mercería Café Cultural, 20h). Here you can see an enigmatic and disturbing book teaser of Abad's latest work, which would probably leave you wanting to learn more about the book.
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· Abad, Mercedes
· La niña gorda