Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America

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Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America
Title:
Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America
Author:
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ISBN:
039333645X
ISBN13:
978-0393336450
Size PDF:
1599 kb
Size epub:
1762 kb
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (March 1, 2010)
Language:
English
Other formats:
pdf, odf, mobi, cb7, azw, lit, ibooks
Rating:
3.9
Votes:
353

For readers who love great short-short stories, this bountiful anthology is the best of Latin American and U.S. Latino writers.

Following on the success of the Flash Fiction and Sudden Fiction series, Robert Shapard and James Thomas join with Ray Gonzalez in selecting works that each present a complete story in less than 1,500 words. Luisa Valenzuela, one of Latin America’s most lauded writers, provides the introduction. Readers will delight in finding stars such as Junot Díaz, Sandra Cisneros, and Roberto Bolano alongside recognized masters like Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, and Jorge Luis Borges. They will discover work from Andrea Saenz, Daniel Alarcón, and Alicita Rodriguez, as well as other writers on the rise.

In Julio Ortega’s “Migrations,” a Peruvian writer explores how immigrant speech and ethnic origins are a force of meaning that evolves beyond language. In “Hair,” by Hilma Contreras, a Caribbean pharmacist is driven mad by a young woman’s luxuriant tresses. These stories stretch from gritty reality to the fantastical in a mix that is moving, challenging, humorous, artful, sometimes political, and altogether spectacular.

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