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  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781787332676
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $32.99

Easy Reading




An explosive and daring novel about bodies, sex, politics and disability by the prize-winning Spanish writer Cristina Morales

An explosive and daring novel about bodies, sex, politics and disability by the prize-winning Spanish writer Cristina Morales

Ángela, Patricia, Marga and Nati are cousins living together in Barcelona. As women branded as disabled who share a state-subsidised flat, they must fight every day to retain their independence and find new and inventive ways - from dance to underground zines - to stop the state from managing every aspect of their lives.

Funny and furious, Easy Reading is an indictment of the institutions that stigmatise individuals as disabled and of the language that marginalises them. It is also a portrait - visceral, vibrant, combative - of contemporary Barcelona. But, above all, Easy Reading is a feminist celebration of the body in all its forms, of female desire and queer sexuality, and of the transgressive and revolutionary power of language.

  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781787332676
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Cristina Morales

Cristina Morales is the author of three novels and one short story collection. She studied Law at the University of Granada and now lives in Barcelona. She was awarded two of Spain's most prestigious literary prizes for her novel Easy Reading.

Praise for Easy Reading

A force of nature.

ABC

Punk rock has arrived in Spanish literature.

El Pais

Offensive, playful, transgressive, hilarious, visceral, combative, brutal, and yet somehow tender... A book that shook me to my core.

Esquire

The most brutal, provocative and hilarious voice in contemporary Spanish literature. Like an unexpected meeting between Kathy Acker and Camilo José Cela in a gynaecologist's waiting room. Extraordinary.

Paul B. Preciado

A radical, radically original novel with no precedent in Spanish literature. Remarkable for its recreation of orality, its extraordinary characters and its reading of the current political climate.

Jury for the Herralde Prize

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