Elena Knows (Paperback)

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By Claudia Piñeiro, Frances Riddle (Translator)
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Mandy: "Elena's daughter, Rita, is found hanging from the church bell tower, but Elena knows it couldn't be suicide. A shrewd account of a mother's certainty in her grief, the burdens of caregiving, and the foisting of religious expectations on women. I implore you to find out for yourself what Elena doesn't know."

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SHORTLISTED for the International Booker Prize 2022

After Rita is found dead in a church she used to attend, the official investigation into the incident is quickly closed. Her sickly mother is the only person still determined to find the culprit. Chronicling a difficult journey across the suburbs of the city, an old debt and a revealing conversation, Elena Knows unravels the secrets of its characters and the hidden facets of authoritarianism and hypocrisy in our society.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781999368432
ISBN-10: 1999368436
Publisher: Charco Press
Publication Date: July 13th, 2021
Pages: 173
Language: English