Take your shit with you, all your memories, I wanted to say before she stood up, but then, when I started to stammer it, when I finally got up the courage to say it, it was too late, she had turned around, she was already walking out of the cafe, out of my life, to the street, into someone else’s …
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Translated by Carolina De Robertis
Carolina De Robertis is the author of The Invisible Mountain, which won the 2010 Rhegium Julii Debut Prize and has been translated into twelve languages. Her translation of Alejandro Zambra's Bonsai was named one of the Ten Best Translated Books of 2008 by the website Three Percent.More about the translator →