I Wish You Could Hear the Song I’m Listening to as I Write This

Manuela Espinal Solano

NOVEL. ANGOSTA, 2016. 71 PAGES

The narrator of Quisiera que oyeran la canción que escucho cuando escribo esto (I Wish You Could Hear the Song I'm Listening to as I Write This), Manuela Espinal Solano, comes from several generations of musicians and singers. This is a work of fiction but it has several autobiographical elements that gives literary shape, with a mature style and incredible confidence given the age of the author, to several very relevant questions: How can you escape something that's in your blood? When is it right to reject a tradition you love? And most importantly: how can you explain it?
In this short novel we encounter a voice that gives up on singing so as to find its own, original ‘quiet space' in literature.

El Espectador (Spanish)

Vísperas (Spanish)

«A surprisingly powerful book [...] The most striking thing about Espinal Solano is his potential. I can't wait to see what he'll do with his voice in the future.»
Juan Carlos Rincón Escalante, EL ESPECTADOR

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