The Winterlings

Original Title: Las Inviernas

Author: Private: Cristina Sánchez-Andrade

Galicia, Spain’s northwest region, in the 1950s. After a childhood in exile, two sisters return to their grandfather’s cottage for the first time since his shocking murder during the civil war. “The Winterlings” try to keep their dark secrets buried and carve out a peaceful existence in Tierra de Chá, an idyllic village host to a cast of grotesque but charming characters: a powerful psychic, a madman who believes he is a bus, a woman who refuses to die and the obese priest who heaves up a steep hill each day to give her last rites, a cross-dressing dentist who plants the teeth of the deceased in his patients’ mouths. Enchanting as a spell, The Winterlings blends Spanish oral tradition, Latin American magic realism, and the American gothic fiction of Flannery O’Connor and Shirley Jackson into an intoxicating story of romance, violent history, and the mysterious forces that move us.

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Original Language

SPANISH | Anagrama
SPANISH (Audio) | Storytel

Translation Rights

ENGLISH (WEL w/o North America) | Scribe
ENGLISH (North America) | Restless Books
GERMAN | Thiele Verlag
ITALIAN | Elliot Edizioni
PORTUGUESE (Brazil) | Alaúde/Tordesilhas


«Cristina Sánchez-Andrade is, without question, one of the most powerful female voices the Spanish literature has produced.» La Razón

«A genuine Galician Macondo.» Noves Noites

«The Winterlings conjures supernatural suspense in a magical tale» The National

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