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Learning to Talk to Plants

Marta Orriols

Released 3rd September 2020

In the months after the death of her long-term boyfriend Mauro, Paula Cid – a neonatalist working in a Barcelona hospital -has become caught in a strange limbo of mourning. Only her closest friends know that hours before he was killed in a car accident Mauro had told her that he was leaving her for another woman. Navigating the unsettled nature of her grief, obsessing over Mauro’s infidelity and pursuing fraught affairs with a new colleague and a charismatic stranger, she struggles to make sense of her world anew.

Told in immersive, lucid prose, Learning to Talk to Plants is a moving and tender exploration of the emotional kaleidoscope of grief, and of the awkward, unpredictable process of rebuilding a shattered life.

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In the months after the death of her long-term boyfriend Mauro, Paula Cid – a neonatalist working in a Barcelona hospital -has become caught in a strange limbo of mourning. Only her closest friends know that hours before he was killed in a car accident Mauro had told her that he was leaving her for another woman. Navigating the unsettled nature of her grief, obsessing over Mauro’s infidelity and pursuing fraught affairs with a new colleague and a charismatic stranger, she struggles to make sense of her world anew.

Told in immersive, lucid prose, Learning to Talk to Plants is a moving and tender exploration of the emotional kaleidoscope of grief, and of the awkward, unpredictable process of rebuilding a shattered life.

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Weight 0.3 kg