Imposible salir de la Tierra
Alejandra Costamagna

STORIES | 2016 | 110 pages

A woman who has to decide whether or not she should get an operation that gives her a 50/50 chance of surviving to a fatal illness. A man who leaves everything behind to follow a woman he has fallen in love with sees his world crumble when her uncle enters the picture. And another woman follows the man who has abandoned her all the way to Japan where yet a bigger tragedy awaits.

With the precise and delicate prose that has made her one of Chile’s most original voices, Alejandra Costamagna creates a world that will bring the reader closer to the strange and transient nature of life.

RIGHTS: spanish (peru & chile) ESTRUENDOMUDO | spanish (mexico) ALMADÍA | spanish (colombia) LAGUNA LIBROS

Alejandra Costamagna’s stories never cease to surprise: an acute sentence, a beautiful and precious detail, a scene that leaves that leaves you breathless. This brilliant collection is proof, yet again, of the singularity of her voice and her enviable talent.
— Daniel Alacrón, author of At Night We Walk in Circles
Alejandra Costamagna writes with precise and lethal finesse on excesses. In these stories of obsession, pleasure, violence and illness, words are like scalpels that dissect trembling, furious bodies, sometimes overwhelmed by their own desire.
— Mariana Enríquez author of Things We Lost in the Fire
Possibly the best book by Alejandra Costamagna to date and one of the most extraordinary short story collections by an author of her generation.
— Patricio Pron El Boomeran(g)
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BY ALEJANDRA COSTAMAGNA:

Imposible salir de la Tierra
STORIES, 2016
Había una vez un pájaro
STORIES, 2013
Cruce de peatones
JOURNALISM, 2012
Animales domésticos
STORIES, 2011
Naturalezas muertas
NOVELLA, 2010
Dile que no estoy
NOVEL, 2007
Últimos fuegos
STORIES, 2005
Cansada ya del sol
NOVEL, 2002
Malas noches
STORIES, 2000
Ciudadano en retiro
NOVEL, 1998
En voz baja
NOVEL, 1996