John De Falbe

Seductive Separation

Divisadero

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As its title suggests, this is a divided book. It falls into two halves. Each half contains another to be divided, and these contain further halves, and so on. Anna, the primary narrator, also informs us that divisadero ‘might derive from the word divisar, meaning “to gaze from a distance”’, and the reader’s sense of the author’s distance from his narratives will govern their response to his novel.

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