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Fabrizio Mejía Madrid
42 Square Meters

(42 m2)

  • Published: 01/11/2016
  • ISBN: 9786073148719
  • 264 pages

This novel begins with the narrator’s discovery that his wife has left him. In their apartment he finds emptiness, reminiscences and bookish memories that lead him to reflect on his feelings of abandonment. The vacant spaces of the apartment remind him of moments in his married life, as well as characters from the literary history that took place in similar domestic spaces: from the dining room where William Burroughs accidentally killed his wife to the dining room where Leon Trotsky, André Bretón, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo gathered amid discussions and sexual intrigue.

About the author

MEXICO-FABRIZIO MEJÍA MADRID (Mexico City, 1968) is a contributor to the magazines Proceso, Letras Libres and Gatopardo. His work has been included in the anthologies The Mexico City Reader (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004) and Ustedes les consta, edited by Carlos Monsiváis, among others.

Other books – Novels: Viaje alrededor de mi padre (2004); Hombre al agua (2004) won the Antonin Artaud Award, El rencor (2006), Tequila, DF (2009), Disparos en la oscuridad (2011), Vida digital (2012) and Nación TV (2013). Non-fiction: Pequeños actos de desobediencia civil (1996), Entre las sábanas (1995), Salida de Emergencia (2007) and La edad del polvo: Historia Natural de la Ciudad de México desde mi ventana (2009).