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The Anthill An Intoxicating Literary Ghost Story Told Through The Eyes Of A Young Woman Returning To Her Former Homeland Of Colombia To Seek Redemption For A Past She Can T Entirely RememberTwenty Eight Year Old Lina Has Come Home To The Country Of Her Childhood Sent Away From Colombia To England After Her Mother S Death Twenty Years Before, She S Searching For A Connection To Herself And To The One Person Who Can Help Her Make Sense Of Their Shared Past She S Never Forgotten Matty Her Childhood Friend And Protector Who Now Runs The Anthill, A Daycare Refuge For The Street Kids Of Medell N Lina Begins Volunteering There, But Her Reunion With Matty Is Not What She Had Imagined He Has No Interest In Discussing The Past And His Secretive Behaviour Puts Lina On Guard Soon Strange Happenings Start Taking Place At The Anthill Scratches On The Supply Closet Door, Disturbing Crayon Drawings And Sightings Of A Small, Dirty Boy With Pointy Teeth Is Lina Losing Her Grip On Reality, Or Is Something Sinister Going On Did She Ever Really Understand What Happened To Her Mother Or To Matty A Visceral, Hallucinatory Ride By An Author Who Has Been Called Blunt, Fresh And Unsentimental The New York Times Book Review And Remarkably Inventive The Atlantic ,The Anthill Asks What It Means To Belong And How A Person Or A Country Can Heal From The Horrors Visited Upon Them


About the Author: Julianne Pachico

Julianne Pachico was born in 1985 in Cambridge, England She grew up in Cali, Colombia, where her parents worked in international development as agricultural social scientists.In 2004 she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she completed her B.A at Reed College in Comparative Literature In 2012 she returned to England in order to complete her M.A in Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, where she was a recipient of UEA s Creative Writing International Scholarship.She is currently completing her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA on a fully funded fellowship She had a short story on the long list for the Sunday Times Prize, and is also the only writer to have two stories in the 2015 anthology of the Best British Short Stories Her short stories have been published by The New Yorker, Lighthouse, Litro, Shooter Literary Magazine and Newwriting.net, among others She holds dual citizenship in the U.S and the U.K.



10 thoughts on “The Anthill

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    When I read the blurb about a young woman s return to her own roots, travelling to Columbia to reside at a daycare refuge for street kids named Medellin, I thought I m gonna read a haunted thriller horror story like the claustrophobic and tense premise of Orphanage El orfanato which is one of my favorite Spanish thriller movies But this novel is a drama, facing your pasts and your heritage story Even though


  2. Blair Blair says:

    Having left Colombia for the UK at the age of eight, Maria Carolina Lina returns to Medell n after a 20 year absence She reconnects with her childhood best friend, Matt as, and begins volunteering at his children s refuge, The Anthill There s an instant momentum to the narrative it s so swift, you feel like you re running to catch up there are unsettling undercurrents, and it always seems like there s something just


  3. The Artisan Geek The Artisan Geek says:

    28 2 20Got super lucky and found a copy of this book last week during my book scavenging hunt You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website 28 2 20Got super lucky and found a copy of this book last week during my book scavenging hunt You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website


  4. Nicky Neko Nicky Neko says:

    I was lucky enough to get an advanced reading copy of this book, and what an incredibly moving and fantastic book it is Set in Medell n in Colombia, it follows the story of Lina half British, half Colombian , who left the city at the age of 8 for England, and is returning twenty years later to reconnect with her childhood friend adopted brother she left behind Her friend, Matty, now runs a voluntary after school clubhouse in the ba


  5. Lacey Lacey says:

    Review coming soon


  6. Jennifer Jenkinson Jennifer Jenkinson says:

    This is a tough book to review It was also a tough book to read It was filled with trauma, anger, tragedy, andanger It was a visceral experience and I had to put it downthan once to catch my breath This book was realistic but at the same time, nearly an imagined experience when strange things began to happen I was personally hoping for a bit of magical realism but that never quite happened.I m still glad I read this book just be prepared for raw w


  7. Sacha Sacha says:

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this arc, which I received in exchange for an honest review I ll post that review upon publication.Updated 5 12 20 3.5 starsReading this book was a visceral experience for me It s beautifully written, and the imagery and pain are so powerful For me, both were so intense that found myself both anxious and nauseous at time while reading Pachico explores childhood trauma in a way that feels incredibly realistic Thoug


  8. Rebecca Oberholtzer Rebecca Oberholtzer says:

    Received this book free in a goodreads giveaway Giving it 2 stars because I was able to finish it Story line was very hard to follow, I didn t enjoy it.


  9. Liz Liz says:

    Creepy, weird, jagged, prickly, dark, occasionally confusing but I m ok with fiction that doesn t feel the need to explain everything If you are not, then this is probably not the book for you An important look at the contradictions facing Medellin right now An exploration of memory, inequality, and the homo sappy blues.


  10. Kate Kate says:

    The Anthill is raw raw anger, raw hurt, raw want of being understood of being seen Unfortunately, the story telling here was sloppy, which perhaps was intentional, for life is sloppy, filled with loose ends, and unexplained happenings, and glimpses of understanding before once again being plunged into darkness It hurts my heart so say that I cannot think of a single person that I would recommend The Anthill to It feltlike a writing exercise as part of anger therapy than a novel


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