The career of this young storyteller is worth keeping an eye on. A master of style, with a marvelous poetic naturalism, her ideas and manners distinguish her from what we are accustomed to in Mexican literature.
Nettel transfixes with this insightful and painfully poignant novel, which examines the bonds between people, the degrees of intimacy and commitment we allow ourselves and the toll that isolation can take on the soul.
Nettel creates marvellous parallels between the sorrows and follies of her human characters and the creatures they live with.
The gaze [Nettel] turns on madnesses both temperate and destructive, on manias, on deviances, is so sharp that it has us seeing straight into our own obsessions.
Guadalupe Nettel is one of the most interesting voices of the new Mexican fiction.