Translated by Allison deFreese
Photography by Virginia Gauna Torres
A journey into the darkest season where familial remembrance and longing become entangled in the memory of nature itself. A lyric on what truly binds us grounded in a distinctly Argentinian landscape, Winter Season is the first full-length English translation of poet and novelist Carolina Esses. “Has the birch abandoned its hope for snow? / Or is it imagining a more subtle form / of winter in the air?” This is a profoundly intimate book— of dissolving borders, grief, and ultimately solace and belonging, perfect for quiet reading on a melancholy winter afternoon.
First published as Temporada de invierno by Bajo la luna in 2009. We present the translation by Allison A. deFreese in a bilingual edition with photography by Argentinian artist Virginia Gauna Torres.
Additionally, we will be providing downloadable and streaming audio of both the author and translator reading their work after October 20th. We have the good fortune of both of them coming to Seattle to read from this book at Folio. Please see our event listing to join us.