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Stubborn Archivist by Yara Rodrigues Fowler

Stubborn Archivist

Yara Rodrigues Fowler

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Imprint: Fleet
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 21 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9780708899076

A stunning debut from a brilliant new voice in literary fiction

4 stars out of 5
Aida Edemariam
2 Mar 2019

"Tender, sharp, generous"

The style might seem precious and effortful, experiment-for-experiment’s sake, but in fact it just feels fitting, the textual embodiment of the novel’s not-wholly-English, not-wholly-Brazilian world... Sometimes it feels as if the plot is a slim excuse for working out a mixed identity, but Rodrigues Fowler does it so well, so warmly, with such a lived sense of how nothing is one thing or another, but probably both and neither. The challenge, as it is for everyone, is to betray none of the aspects of self... Tender, sharp, generous, she holds all these things lightly, up to the light.