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V Award for Fiction Lengua de Trapo, Spain.
Selected among the 10 new writers in 2000 by newspaper El Mundo. Spain.
Spain, Ediciones Lengua de Trapo, 1999.
Italy, Besa, 2000.
Germany, Rowohlt, 2001.
Spain, RBA, Barcelona, 2002.
France, Métailié, 2002.
Portugal, Asa, 2002.
Italy, Ugo Guanda, 2005.
France, Métailié, suites, 2005.
Slovenia, Zalozba Goga, 2006.
Cuba, Letras Cubanas, 2008.
Spain, Punto de lectura, 2008.
France, Métailié, suites, 2012.
With Silencios, Karla Suárez presented a classic novel of development in which the narrator describes her life from childhood through youth to adulthood. Silencios covers twenty years of Cuban history, beginning with the period of relative affluence in the nineteen eighties and moving up to the « social era » following the collapse of Communism. The silence of the title is the child's response to the hysteria of a large Cuban family, in which every family member has a secret and accordingly lives a double life. The child observes and reveals the individual stories. At the end, the curious little girl has become a disillusioned young woman, the family breaks apart, and the main character is isolated in loneliness.