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CARLA GUELFENBEIN was born in Santiago, Chile, and lived in England for 11 years, where she took degrees at the University of Essex and Central St Martin's. Returning to Chile, she worked as Fashion Director for the magazine Elle, until she decided to become a full-time novelist and screenwriter. After a very successful first novel, Alma's Dreams, her second novel, The Woman Of My Life, was at the top of the best-seller for several weeks in Chile and translated in 12 languages. This is her third novel, but her first to be in English.

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Carla Guelfenbein was born in Santiago, Chile, and lived in England for 11 years, where she took degrees at the University of Essex and Central St Martin's. Returning to Chile, she worked as Fashion Director for the magazine Elle, until she decided to become a full-time novelist and screenwriter. After a very successful first novel, Alma's Dreams, her second novel, The Woman Of My Life, was at the top of the best-seller for several weeks in Chile and translated into 12 languages. The Rest Is Silence is her third novel, but her first to be in English.

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As Carla Guelfenbein demonstrates in this intricately woven novel, the pursuit of individual fulfilment and happiness can lead ineluctably to tragedy. Subtle, clearsighted, and compassionate. - J M Coetzee A beautiful novel - Grazia From foreboding beginnings, The Rest is Silence progresses to a tragic climax ... a bleakly emotional novel. - *** Tina Jackson, Metro [Written] with a refreshingly guileless passion... Guelfenbein is a steely truth-teller. - Adrian Turpin, Financial Times In Guelfenbein's tender story, the unravelling of memories is a potent force... but as well as examining the role of memory in dealing with loss, The Rest is Silence is also about the redemptive power of love. - Lucy Popescu, Independent "

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