Die, My Love, Ariana Harwicz’s first novel, was nominated for the Man Booker International prize and has become a firm favourite in the bookshop. Blisteringly visceral and intense, it is a dark, beautiful, dizzying plunge into the mind of a woman at odds with reality. Exhausted with the unfairness and vulnerabilities of being a wife and of motherhood, she teeters always at the precipice of madness.
Ariana, originally from Buenos Aires, is visiting the bookshop for a special pre-publication event for her her second novel Feebleminded. Told through brief but extremely powerful chapters, this short lyrical novel follows Die, My Love as the second part in what Harwicz has termed an ‘involuntary trilogy’. An incredibly insightful interrogation on the human condition, desire and the burden of deep-rooted family mandates.