Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand

Gioconda Belli

NOVEL. SEIX BARRAL, 2008. 240 PAGES.

WINNER OF THE 50º BILIOTECA BREVE PRIZE

SOR JUANA INÉS DE LA CRUZ PRIZE 2008    

The astounding tale of our origins has probably been the source of more fascination than any other throughout human history. Beyond what the twenty biblical verses devoted to Adam and Eve say, beyond what legend tells us, what was the life of that innocent, brave and moving first couple like? What kind of world did they inhabit? Poetry and mystery meet in this surprising novel in which the first man and woman, disconcerted by their punishment, eventually come to discover themselves and their surroundings, the power of granting life, the cruelty of killing in order to survive, and the drama of love and jealousy involving their sons and the latter’s twin sisters.

“An essential story, hypnotizing, a fundamental fable.”

Rosa Montero

 

“Gioconda Belli, novelist, memoirist, poet, is now established as one 

of the great writers of Spanish-language literature. The publication of her latest,

much-garlanded novel is therefore a cause for rejoicing. Infinity in the palm

of your hand takes on nothing less than the creation myth of Western culture,

and her ambitious, sly, revisionist version of the story of Adam and Eve

should win her many new readers.”

Salman Rushdie

 

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish worldwide SEIX BARRAL | Arabic worldwide GEBO | Catalan PLANETA | France ACTES SUD | Italy FELTRINELLI | Indonesia MARJIN KIRI | The Netherlands DE GEUS | Germany DROEMER |

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