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Dogs of Summer

Dogs of Summer

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The twigs and pine cones that flowed down the canal bumped me in the ankles and I imagined they were pebbles crashing into my body, leaving my shin bones sliced up and bruised. Besides, Isora said that girls who wore bikini tops were sluts and that they’d get knocked up before all of us, and I agreed. Much like EdnaO’Brien’s The Country Girls, Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend, and Lorrie Moore’s Who Will Run theFrog Hospital? She and Isora “supsect” the wealthy “foreners” who inhabit the vacation homes around them, homes that are cleaned by the women in their family.

Isora “was my best friend i wanted to be like her,” but the narrator also wants to kiss her and “suck up isora’s head so I’d have her inside my body. When the light hit them, the plants shot up so fast it was like they were walking up the walls, like they were dancing on the walls.Temperatures over 20 degrees celsius can put dogs at higher risk of heatstroke, especially during exercise. But the honest truth was that we couldn’t wait until we were finally allowed to wear them, because that way we wouldn’t feel embarrassed about our puffy nipples ever again. Unlike Ferrante, Abreu doesn’t shy away from the grittier aspects of girlhood—rather, she revels in all their glory. In 2021, Andrea Abreu has been included in Granta's new selection in a decade of the Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists.

Despite Sanches’s vibrant translation, it’s difficult not to imagine what might be missing from the vitality of the original text, whose language and speech is inextricably grounded in its specific location and cultural era. Reminiscent of Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's The Discomfort of Evening, Abreu's writing twirls and clacks with tactile precision, like winding a cassette tape with a No. In playful language, Abreu beautifully evokes an era of telenovelasand the birth of the internet, in which Pokemon and Bratz dolls give way to sexual discovery. The two girls gorge themselves on junk food, eat spicy red mojo and gofio amasado, and stick their fingers down their throats until they throw up.Dogs of Summer is a thoroughly immersive story of youth, with all of the inequities and frustrations thatthat implies. Billows of smoke joined the blanket of clouds that skulked over the neighbourhood and formed a heavy white mass that stuck to our skin. The stream was cold, colder than the water that ran down the drains by Nana’s house first thing in the morning. The novel opens with the visceral image of the narrator’s best friend, ten-year-old Isora, throwing up “like a cat”: “Huckahuckahucka and her sick splashed into the toilet boil, then seeped into the sprawling layers of soil beneath the island.

Eliza Browning is a master’s student in modern and contemporary literature at the University of Oxford. If Ma and Dad and Nana and Nana’s brother Tío Ovidio and me, meaning everyone who lived in that house, turned on every TV at the same time, I’d feel like the house was exploding and I was flying up, up in the air. This precarious, heightened emotion eventually leads to a climactic event in the last section of the novel, the repercussions of which challenge the girls’ relationship and Shit’s conceptions of her own independence. Dogs of Summer does a good job unnerving a reader in any language; it's about girls navigating the complexities of being on the cusp of puberty as their bodies become increasingly more unrecognizable to them.Unable to find someone to take them, they roam the roads of their working-class town, tucked high away next to the volcano, trapped under oppressive cloud cover.

Andrea Abreu Andrea Abreu (Tenerife, 1995) studied journalism at La Laguna University and moved to Madrid in 2017 to study a master. Isora is her first love, even though Shit does not seem to recognize the experience for what it is at her young age.If you suspect your pet is suffering from the condition, move them to a cool place, preferably with a draught, wet their coat with cool - not freezing - water, and contact your vet immediately.

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