"A marvelous chronicle."--Publishers Weekly
Part reportage, part personal essay, part travelogue, False Calm is the breakout work by Argentinian author Mar a Sonia Cristoff. Writing against romantic portrayals of Patagonia, Cristoff returns home to chronicle the ghost towns left behind by the oil boom. In prose that showcases her sharp powers of observation, Cristoff explores Patagonia's complicated legacy through the lost stories of its people and the desolate places they inhabit.
About the Author
María Sonia Cristoff (Trelew, Patagonia, 1965) is the author of five works of fiction and nonfiction, including False Calm and Include Me Out. She lives in Buenos Aires, where she teaches creative writing and is a regular contributor to the newspapers Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Perfil, and La Nación.