by Lara Moreno

July 19, 2022
Fiction | pb | 272 pgs.
5.5" x 8.5"


Sofía is thirty-five and her husband has left her. Her father died the year before, and her mother is living in the Canary Islands with a new partner. Sofía flees the city with her young son, seeking refuge in her father’s house on the southern coast of Spain, where she spent summers as a girl. Her younger sister, with whom she has a close but uneasy relationship, joins her. Living together again, the sisters face their present as well as their childhood and tangled past.

Wolfskin is an intimate meditation on ambivalence and motherhood, eroticism and disappointment, family violence and failure, and ultimately, the possibility—or impossibility—of living with those you love.

Translated from the Spanish by Katie Whittemore

"That violence and abuse can happen, be evident, and yet be ignored is Moreno’s searing observation." —Declan O’Driscoll, The Irish Times

"I legit can’t stop thinking about it. Stinging prose." —Zeba Talkhani, author of My Past is a Foreign Country


About the Author:

Lara Moreno was born in 1978 in Seville and raised in Huelva. She lives in Madrid, where she works as an editor and teaches writing. She has published two collections of short fiction, as well as several books of poetry. She was awarded the FNAC New Talent Award upon the publication of her first novel, Por si se va la luz (Lumen, 2013), which was followed in 2016 by Wolfskin (Lumen). She is currently writing her third novel, entitled La ciudad, to be published by Lumen.

About the Translator:

Katie Whittemore is graduate of the University of NH (BA), Cambridge University (M.Phil), and Middlebury College (MA), and was a 2018 Bread Loaf Translators Conference participant. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Two LinesThe Arkansas InternationalThe Common OnlineGulf Coast Magazine OnlineThe Los Angeles ReviewThe Brooklyn Rail, and InTranslation. Current projects include novels by Spanish authors Sara Mesa, Javier Serena, Aliocha Coll, Aroa Moreno Durán, Nuria Labari, Katixa Agirre, and Juan Gómez Bárcena.