Today I interview Cecilia Gentili about her new book, Faltas: Letters to Everyone in My Hometown Who Isn’t My Rapist (LittlePuss Press, 2022). In this poignant and powerful and sometimes wickedly hilarious book, Gentili looks back at her childhood in a small town in Argentina and at the people who shaped her life, in ways that are by turns joyous and painful. What emerges, as we read her intimate letters, is the portrait of a person—both then and now—fully and beautifully committed to embracing one’s self, with all our splendor and all our faltas. Enjoy my conversation with the singular Cecilia Gentili.
Eric LeMay is on the creative writing faculty at Ohio University. He is the author of five books, most recently Remember Me. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.