By Alejandro Zambra, Carolina De Robertis
Hailed as an excellent Latin American literary occasion, this stylistically leading edge, elliptically instructed story of a tender guy and his love who mysteriously disappears is, because the narrator tells us, "a basic tale that turns into complicated."
Through either the space and closeness of those younger enthusiasts, Alejandro Zambra brilliantly explores the connection among paintings, love, and lifestyles. Bonsai is available but profound--as one critic in Chile's Capital newspaper placed it, "Brief as a sigh and forceful as a blow."
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He lifts the cutout section of the bar counter and comes around to where I am, a glass of iced water appearing in his hand as if by magic. “You look like you’re about to pass out,” he says, placing the water on a cardboard coaster in front of me. He brings a bar stool over and sets it down behind me. I take the water and the seat gratefully, my entire body suddenly aching and tired. You knew there was a chance you would see him. You knew this was part of the deal. I shrug and take a sip of water, attempting to pull myself together.
He pointed to the camera and brushed a tear from my ashen cheek. He leaned in close so that only I could hear him. “Say hello to the camera,” he whispered in my ear. ” I scan the length of the bar, looking for any familiar faces. Any of the Ross brothers or their bastard father. There is no one from six years ago. Just a lone guy, who looks about my age, polishing beer glasses behind the counter. I take a moment to appreciate his fine arms as I cross the room. He’s really tall, well over six foot, and hot to boot.
Just a lone guy, who looks about my age, polishing beer glasses behind the counter. I take a moment to appreciate his fine arms as I cross the room. He’s really tall, well over six foot, and hot to boot. His arms both feature full tattoo sleeves. His face is a study in contradictions. He has the sexiness and spunk of a man, with his large brown eyes, thick, beautifully shaped eyebrows and olive-toned skin. His lips are full and wide, and I think for a split second what they would be like to kiss.
Bonsai: A Novel by Alejandro Zambra, Carolina De Robertis