A Communist in Underpants

Claudia Piñeiro

NOVEL. ALFAGURA, 2013. 196 PAGES.

Claudia Piñeiro's most recent book, Un comunista en calzoncillos [A Communist in Underpants], is a flashback to the author's childhood and an homage to her father, intertwining facts and fiction. More than anything else, the 13-year-old protagonist longs for a normal father who visits school events and has a regular job, instead of one who constantly grumbles about the country and its symbols. Only when her teacher disappears after the military coup d'état do both finally come closer - and the daughter commits her own tiny act of rebellion. This warm-hearted book, full of insightfully observed details, sparkles with both subtly personal and cheerful episodes.

 

Review of the novel in Neue Zürcher Zeitung

"Personal and moving."

Rosa Montero, EL PAÍS


"The mirror game the author plays with the reader

and her carefully worded writing turn these memories

into a unique and noteworthy novel."

LA NACIÓN

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish worlwide ALFAGUARA | Germany UNIONSVERLAG | Greece NIKOLOPOULOS | Italy FELTRINELLI | Swedish LEOPARD

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