This Wound Full of Fish

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781399602631

Price: £16.99

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‘Dazzling’ Fernanda Melchor

‘A brilliant debut’ Vogue

‘Bright and brimming with sisterhood. Overwhelmingly beautiful’ El Cultural

A mother and her child embark on a canoe trip down the mighty Atrato River, deep in the thick Colombian jungle. They eat ripe mango and fresh fish, bathe in rainwater, meet curious passers-by. But uncertainties abound. As the small boat proceeds along the water, the mother’s anxiety grows, and, over time, she reveals the truth about how the little one really came into her life one hot morning.

A slim, visceral novel, This Wound Full of Fish offers a journey not only through the murky waters of the river, but through a lush and brutal human life.


A brilliant debut novel
In this dazzling and moving literary debut, Lorena Salazar takes us to the heart of the Colombian jungle and shows us, with an enveloping and addictive prose, sorority in its purest form and the brutal contrasts of human nature.
Fernanda Melchor, author of HURRICANE SEASON
A novel of breathtaking landscapes and an accurate portrait of mothers' fears, and of violence, always latent, like a wild beast lurking in the dark
Pilar Quintana, author of THE BITCH
Remarkable . . . Salazar Masso has managed to create a work of fiction that is both compelling and painful. A book that will leave you breathless.
Morning Star