We’re excited to share that our December Book Club selection is María Sonia Cristoff’s novel Include Me Out, translated by Katherine Silver and forthcoming from Transit Books on February 4, but available to Rumpus Book Club members in just a few weeks!
Mara is a simultaneous interpreter who moves to a provincial town in Argentina in order to speak as little as possible for a year. Steeled with the ten rules of silence set out in her manual of rhetoric, she takes a job as a guard in the local museum. The advantages of her work are threatened when she’s asked to assist in the re-embalming of the museum’s pride and joy: two horses―of great national and historical significance―are disintegrating and must be saved. But her goal and her slippery grasp on sanity lead her to more anarchistic means to bolster her purpose. Bold, subversive, and threaded through with acerbic wit, Include Me Out is an homage to silence and the impossibility of achieving it.
Subscribe to the Rumpus Book Club by November 15 to join us in reading Include Me Out, culminating in an exclusive online discussion with author María Sonia Cristoff and translator Katherine Silver about the book!