Loop by Brenda Lozano

Loop

Brenda Lozano

Our unnamed thirty-year-old heroine is a great thinker. As she awaits the return of her boyfriend to their shared flat in Mexico City her thoughts range over many intellectual and mundane subjects: the Proust Questionnaire, the merits of different notebooks, metamorphosis, music, death, words, poetry. Sound boring? Definitely not, I loved it. Beautifully written, interesting, funny, perhaps a wee bit sad.


Extract
What does ideal mean? The ideal weight. The ideal height. The ideal house, salary, job. The ideal book.The ideal person. To me, the bell they ring when the rubbish truck is coming is ideal: no accident, no disaster, no catastrophe has the good manners to announce its arrival like that.
Parallels
  • Blue Self Portrait by Noemi Lefebvre
  • The Body Where I was Born by Guadalupe Nettel