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Wilder Winds (Paperback)
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In Wilder Winds, writer and translator Bel Olid brings together a stunning collection of short stories that draw on notions of individual freedom, abuses of power, ingrained social violence, life on the outskirts of society, and inevitable differences. Alongside these themes, she places small acts of kindness capable of changing the world and making it a better place. Like a flower that stubbornly grows and blooms in the cracks of the pavement. Olid’s work seeks out beauty without renouncing truth, and never avoids conflict or intimacy. Wilder Winds creates scenes and fragile, yet hardy characters that will stay with the reader for years to come.
About the Author
BEL OLID is a writer and translator living and working in Catalonia. They are president of the Catalan Writers’ Association and in 2017 stood for the Catalan parliament as a representative of the CUP political party. LAURA MCGLOUGHLIN is an Irish translator living and working in London. Having translated many works by both Catalan and Spanish writers, in 2012 she appeared as a panelist for New Spanish Books.
"Bel Olid tells you the most terrible things in the most beautiful way."—Marta Rojals, author of L'altra
"Charming and comforting on the one hand; like a vast abyss of violence and danger, it is stimulating and disturbing on the other."—Júlia Sentís, Núvol
"Simple, everyday descriptions transport the reader to places and moments, producing sensations that we can all relate to . . . an excellent read."—Nosaltresllegim.cat