Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes

Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes

Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes’s first novel, The Sleeping World, will be published by Touchstone in 2016. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and Blue Mountain Center and was a Bernard O’Keefe Scholar in Fiction at Bread Loaf. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, Slice, Pank, The Collagist, Tweed’s, NANO Fiction, Western Humanities Review, The Yoke, SpringGun, and elsewhere. She holds a BA from Brown University, an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Georgia.

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A Beautiful Spanish Novel for Fans of Elena Ferrante

Decades before Elena Ferrante gifted us with Lenù and Lila in her Neapolitan novels, Carmen Laforet gave us Andrea in NADA. The works have a great deal in common: in both, passionate young women try to wrench themselves from the poverty and close-mindedness of their society. The specter of World War II looms over both books, along with the reality that for many that war never ended but continued on in broken hearts and crooked streets all across Europe.

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