The Remainder

The Remainder

by Alia Trabucco Zerán

Translated by Sophie Hughes

Published by: Coffee House Press

240 pages, 5.00 x 7.75 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781566895507
  • Published: August 2019


  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781911508328
  • Published: October 2018


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Shortlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize

Felipe and Iquela, two young friends in modern day Santiago, live in the legacy of Chile’s dictatorship. Felipe prowls the streets counting dead bodies real and imagined, aspiring to a perfect number that might offer closure. Iquela and Paloma, an old acquaintance from Iquela’s childhood, search for a way to reconcile their fragile lives with their parents’ violent militant past. The body of Paloma’s mother gets lost in transit, sending the three on a pisco-fueled journey up the cordillera as they confront the pain that stretches across generations.