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María Paz Amaro
Anatomy of a Ghost

(Anatomía de un fantasma)

Literary Fiction

  • Published: 07/01/2014
  • ISBN: 9786073145237
  • 232 pages

Julia’s life has been stripped of hope, and seems to be stagnating in the quicksand of a past that haunts her in dreams and memories. Julia Volterra is a young woman in her twenties who works as a textbook illustrator. Her gray existence is divided between the routine hours she devotes to her job and those she spends at home with her family. Or what’s left of her family following her little brother’s death and her father’s abandonment just a month after that unfortunate loss, when Julia was barely seven years old. Since then her home has been overshadowed by grief, abandonment and the decadent inertia of a once noble family. Yet fate has some surprises in store for her, which may finally allow her to move on, if they don’t sink her first.

About the author

María Paz Amaro was born in Santiago de Chile in 1971, but she has lived in Mexico since 1973. She is a doctor and teacher in Art History.  She is a contributor to such magazines as La Tempestad, Nexos and Istor, among others. She has created the virtual dictionary of the emergent art Arstesauro. Anatomía de un fantasma is her first novel.
Twitter: @mariaenpaz