1. It’s a brick. 651 pages.
2. It’s got an amazing rave from Javier Marias: “Rosa Chacel’s La sinrazón is one of the best, most original, and most daring novels of twentieth-century Spanish literature. . . . It is time that her importance in the history of world literature be recognized.” Given my state of near-total absorption in Marias, this strikes me at the right time.
3. And it’s translated Spanish fiction with a strong Argentine connection, probably my two current favorite nations for Spanish-language literature..