Set in Mexico City, Veronica, an aspiring visual artist, who lives with her brother in an apartment known as “the bunker,” where their mother, an exile who fled the Argentinian dictatorship, vanished when they were teenagers. Her disappearance has affected the way they see the world. The novel whimsically chronicles Veronica’s various attempts to plumb these unknowable depths by studying tree rings, reading Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, and sifting through the papers of a deceased writer whose history mirrors her mother’s. In further efforts to decipher life’s mysteries, she also represents her familial and romantic relationships as Venn diagrams, which, among other illustrations.
Empty Set is a novel by Verónica Gerber Bicecci.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- A clever, vibrant, moving, profoundly original journey.
- A trip so perfect it will leave you speechless.