Conjunto vacío tells the story of Verónica, the daughter of Argentine expats who live in Mexico City. Verónica must return to her mother's old apartment, the place where she lived before she suddenly disappeared a few years ago. It's also a story of love and loss in which a breakup results in a journey to uncover family roots.
Whenever words aren't enough, they stutter, the decompose and only drawings, abstractions and sketches will do. This novel invents its own language. From the written word to visual representations, the author builds a story filled with holes that open up inside other holes. Written in a lucid and melancholy tone, Conjunto vacío is a brilliant and honest début that invites the reader into a unique fictional universe that confirms Gerber is one of the most interesting voices in contemporary Mexican literature.
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