People in the Room
Translated from the Spanish (Argentine) by Charlotte Whittle
A young woman spies three women in the house across the street. She imagines them as criminals, as troubled spinsters, or as players in an affair. Lange's almost hallucinatory images make this uncanny exploration of desire, domestic space, voyeurism, and female isolation a twentieth-century masterpiece, here translated into English for the first time.
'Is it possible to transform a voyeuristic adventure into a literary masterclass? Is it possible to write about loneliness and melancholy with the tension of a thriller? Intimate and vital, written in utterly modern prose, this is an exquisite novel, full of light, shadows, and profound revelations.' Samanta Schweblin, author of Fever Dream