Las mutaciones – Advance Praise, Covers and Rights Sales
With publications scheduled for September ’19 in Spain/Latin America, Germany and France and for November ’19 in USA, some great advance praise is coming in for LAS MUTACIONES.
A summary of what we have received so far:
“The Mutations is a wonderful novel, as tragic as it is comic, as classical as it is contemporary, and above all impossible to forget. After reading it, you’ll wish that there were many more novels by Jorge Comensal ready for you to enjoy—but since this is his first, we’ll just have to wait patiently till his next brilliant book is done.” —Alejandro Zambra, author of Multiple Choice
“Sharp, hilarious, yet sensitive—an amazing first novel!” —Guadalupe Nettel, author of After the Winter
“Through the story of an illness and an exploration of the the fear of death, Jorge Comensal has created a world both absurd and hilarious, yet one that also touches on our darkest emotions. The Mutations is one of the greatest Latin American novels of recent years.” —Daniel Saldaña París, author of Among Strange Victims
«The Mutations, by Jorge Comensal, oscillates masterfully between comedy and tragedy, gathering in its pages a stupendous array of characters before whom the reader does not know for sure whether to pitifully smile or smilingly pity», Fernando Aramburu, author of Patria
It is building up to be an exciting launch in Spain and France where Comensal will tour in September and Germany (Rowohlt). Las mutaciones is the publishers’s lead title for their post Summer programmes. Las mutaciones is already out in Italy (Bompiani).
Simplified Chines language rights have just been sold to Archipel Press!
The full rights sold list is: World Spanish excluding Mexico (Seix Barral/Planeta); German (Rowolht); Italian (Bompiani); French (PLON/Feux Croises); English/North America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux); Chinese Simplified (Archipel Press).