Chilean writer and journalist. Her work as a documentary director on TV has allowed her to investigate, travel, and get to know the world. Her stimulating work experience, together with her critical and dystopian viewpoint, are the seeds of a writing style that has been recognized from the very first moment. Since her beginnings as a writer she has focused her work on future issues and ecology, together with human relationships, love, and motherhood as the axes that reflect her dramatic vision of what is coming. Published in Chile, Spain, and Scotland. The only exponent in Chile of the dystopian genre and one of the authors with the greatest international projection in Latin America.
A Love of Clones
Best Unpublished Novel of the Year 2016, Chilean Ministry of Culture.
“A Love of Clones” makes its way through an ingenious action plot in the possible and near future: the world of clones. Kira and Mel, identical copies of a movie star, face the challenge of differentiating themselves to achieve the desired otherness. The path of each one, although opposite, only makes evident the bond from which it is impossible to escape.
The entire novel is covered by an ironic tone, with fine humor, reaching its highest point in the virtual game described therein, with levels of cruelty that alert us to the invasive and self-referential technologies in vogue today.
“Kira wakes up mid-morning amidst the freshness of her silky sheets. The light is dim; the blinded windows recreate the atmosphere of a sunset. As soon as she opens her eyes, she feels the weight of the newly thick lashes provided by the last follicular fertilization. She likes dense lashes with a slight bluish hue accentuating her honey-colored gaze. She allows herself to be trapped by the vestiges of sleep until the feeling of something pending forces her to wake up”.
"The Daughter of Ines" tells the story of Macarena, a beautiful fifteen-year-old girl who has just lost her mother. To ease the family's grief, she is invited to the country house of Pilar, a friend of her parents and a member of a rigid and powerful clan. It is essentially a youthful novel about beauty, envy and teenage love.
With this new delivery Alicia Fenieux ventures into women's literature, rescuing those women who no longer exist today; those who were pointed at in the 70's.
In this novel, the past and the present are combined in an agile yet nostalgic plot that sustains the tension from beginning to end. An easy to read, entertaining and ideal book for self-giving.
“The pavement ended and they began to walk on a dirt road covered with loose gravel. The dust that the Citröen was spewing out was blurring the landscape. Macarena looked over the dust, toward the mountain range, and discovered a layer of clouds. The possibility of gray days was reassuring to her, much more so than the sun vibrating on the green hills”.
A Charming life: Twelve Stories About the Future
Fulbert is fully happy, the system provides him “a charming life”. However, real life continues there, stalking, inescapable, and nothing can avoid the unforeseen circumstances of fate. Through twelve stories, Alicia Fenieux invites us to visit a future where real life coexists with fictitious realities as well as holograms and avatars do so with humans of flesh and blood; a world where the longing for the past is as strong as the fascination that arouse science and technology. It is the daily life of the years to come with its intimate, disconcerting and also ferocious dilemmas; a future in which we have lost, among other things, empathy, the real contact with the other, closeness to nature.
“ Just then, an unexpected flapping of wings brought him back to the balcony of his own home. In the crown of a tree, only a few meters away, Aliro saw a little brown bird alight and perch. He thought that it could be Amarilis visiting him from another world. Ever since the great death of birds happened, Aliro was unable to avoid linking memory of his grandmother with birds…”.
Finalist book at the North Texas Book Festival 2017, USA