Every so often, a slim book absolutely clobbers you with its exuberance and beauty - for me, this was that book
A deeply poetic work about a group of outcasts who try with all their might to protect themselves from violence and exclusion through sisterhood, solidarity and joie de vivre
This novel celebrates trans life with lyricism and wonder ... A gem to be savoured
A work of searing, confrontational beauty
A beautiful yet tragic story about sex work, gender identity and chosen family
A magical novel ... raw and full of love
Naked, glorious storytelling. Camila Sosa Villada's story shattered me and yet also, even in its starkest moments, convinced me that hope is stronger than despair.
An exquisite book full of poetry, warmth and magical, raw honesty. Gorgeously written stories of lives entwined and enmeshed in the toughest of spaces, stories which felt so bloody generous through the act of sharing. Simply beautiful.
A beautifully written and expertly translated work of autofiction ... Sosa Villada's tales of headless horsemen and women who turn into birds are a stunning meditation on gender, our bodies and the ties that bind
In beautifully rendered language, this debut novel from Argentine actor and writer Sosa Villada challenges contemporary ideas of gender, sexuality and love with the magical touch of a fairy tale.
Camila Sosa Villada draws inspiration from her past in prostitution and the legend of an Argentine saint for The Queens of Sarmiento Park, a tribute to sex workers, suffused with magic
The Queens of Sarmiento Park blew Argentina's collective mind with its exquisite power, tenderness, and riotous imagination
From a life reminiscent of a Pedro Almodóvar film, Camila Sosa Villada has drawn an incredible piece of literature
An important book: fun, tragic, political and full of marvel ... It will break your heart and at the same time make you want to laugh and dance
A beautiful novel, moving, disturbing, raw and honest. In skilfully rendered language, charged with poetic energy, it takes us deep into the world of trans prostitution and explores the violent and tender bonds that unite the women who inhabit it
This unflinching novel offers a fresh take on what it means to be a modern family ... ultimately, it's a story that will have you rooting for a charming mother and son duo, despite the odds being stacked against them
Confronting, radical, hopeful, The Queens of Sarmiento Park does one of the most important things a book (or a life) can do. It looks at all the rubble and the dirt and asks: "Can we make anything beautiful from this?"
A literary sensation