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  • Copyright: 2018-05-15
  • Publisher: Restless Books
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The English-language debut of renowned Peruvian “gonzo” journalist Gabriela Wiener, Sexographies is an eye-opening, kamikaze journey through the unexplored corners of human sexuality by one of its most exciting chroniclers.

In fierce and fearless first-person accounts, Gabriela Wiener records infiltrating the prisons of Lima, participating in sexual exchanges in swingers clubs, traveling the dark paths of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris to live with transvestites and prostitutes, undergoing a complicated process of egg donation, taking part in a ritual of ayahuasca ingestion in the Amazon jungle, and slipping into the bedroom of the porn superstar Nacho Vidal. At the same time, she takes us on inward journeys, exploring themes such as immigration, maternity, fear of death, the loneliness of hotel rooms, ugliness, threesomes, the mysterious number eleven, and geographical distance from friends. Fortunately, this extreme gonzo heroine comes out unscathed and is able to tell her story. She does so with a sharpness and vision worthy of the best masters of New Journalism’s golden years. A reckless and exciting journey through the most savage side of narrative journalism.

Author Biography

About the Author:

Gabriela Wiener (Lima, 1975) is author of the collections of crônicas Sexografías, Nueve Lunas, and Mozart, la iguana con priapismo y otras historias. Her work also includes the poetry collection Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu. Her latest book is Llamada perdida (2014). She writes regularly for the newspapers El Pais (Spain) and La República (Perú). She also writes for several magazines of America and Europe, such as Etiqueta Negra (Perú), Anfibia (Argentina), Il corriere della Sera (Italy), S. XXI (France), and Virginia Quarterly Review (United States). In Madrid, she worked as editor of the Spanish edition of Marie Claire. She left the magazine in 2014 to work on her first novel.

About the Translators:

Lucy Greaves translates from Spanish, Portuguese and French. She won the 2013 Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize and in 2014 was Translator in Residence at the Free Word Centre in London. Her work has appeared in GRANTA and the GUARDIAN, among others, and she is currently translating Maria Angelica Bosco's LA MUERTE BAJA EN EL ASCENSOR which will be published by Pushkin Press. She lives in Bristol.

Jennifer Adcock is a professional translator with over eight years of experience and over 4.5 million words translated. She is also a published writer; her work has been included in anthologies and literary magazines in the UK and Mexico, and her first poetry collection is due to be published this year with Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro. She is bilingual from early childhood and has lived, studied, and worked in the UK, Mexico, and Spain.

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