Exit / Exit
Novel , 1984
Lovely Pamela, fragile Clarisa, financier Finn, Madame Tevener, Octosílabo the railway man, and poet Leonard have absolutely nothing in common…except EXIT, the peculiar emergency exit they’ve chosen for their lives. After paying the appropriate fees to the organisation, the guests will stay at the peaceful EXIT mansion no longer than three months, under the care of two doctors and a nurse, until each one decides how they prefer to commit suicide. From this unusual starting point, Alicia Giménez Bartlett portrays the coexistence of a group of endearing characters in a series of disconcerting situations with a special sense of humour.
“Now that women are participating in literature on an equal footing, it’s about time they tell us how they view what is real, and give us that half that’s missing in order to truly see what exists. In this book, her first novel, Alicia Giménez Bartlett is making great strides in that direction.” Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, 1984.