Open Door

Open Door, by Iosi Havilio (And Other Stories, 2011)

Translated from the Spanish by Beth Fowler

A meandering, atmospheric novel about a young woman who, after the mysterious disappearance of her partner, finds herself leaving Buenos Aires and embarking on a new life in a small town in the Argentinian Pampas. Despite her seemingly passive attitude to her own fate, she drifts into relationships with a local ranch-hand and a spirited teenage girl, with a multitude of unexpected encounters along the way.