A series of luminous vignettes describe the childhood of Argentina’s rediscoveredmodernist writer. Self-contained, interconnected fragments begin with herfamily’s departure to Mendoza in 1910 and end with their return to Buenos Airesand the death of her father in 1915. Lange’s notes tell intimate,half-understood stories from the seemingly peaceful realm of childhood, a realminhabited by an eccentric narrator searching for clues on womanhood and her ownidentity. She watches: her pubescent older sister, bathing naked in themoonlight; the death of a horse; and herself, a changeable and untimely girl.How she cried, when lifted onto a table and dressed as a boy, and how shelaughed, climbing onto the kitchen roof in men’s clothing and throwing bricksto announce her performance. Lange makes her domestic setting into a laboratorywhere strangeness and eroticism combine in a delicate, daring flashes ofliterary brilliance.