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A Whistler in the Nightworld: Short Fiction from the Latin Americas

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Julia Alvarez, Federico Andahazi, Junot Díaz, Laura Esquivel, Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, and Laura Restrepo are just a few of the critically acclaimed storytellers featured in this brand-new literary collection, edited by noted translator Thomas Colchie.

In this new collection, acclaimed translator and editor Thomas Colchie brings together twenty-one mesmerizing stories-fourteen of which are being published in English for the first time-by some of today's premier voices in contemporary Latin American literature. In selections representing the wide and varied spectrum of the new Latin American writing, authors such Carmen Posadas and Jorge Volpi explore historical legends and hyper-realities with droll humor and subversive wit, while others, like Mayra Santos-Febres and Ernesto Mestre-Reed, darkly illuminate the contemporary urban scene with a grittier narrative and stylistic daring that takes the reader far beyond the tropical exotics and magical realism of the earlier "boom" writers.

Spanning life in the Latin Americas in the last several decades, the settings for these stories sweep from South America to Mexico and the Caribbean, and as far north as Alaska. A stellar collection of inventive storytelling, it will prove as irresistible as it is provocative, the mark of the very best in recent Latin American fiction.

Synopsis:

This unique anthology of contemporary Latin American fiction is gathered from a dazzling array of today's best Latino writers, from Carmen Posadas and Jorge Volpi to Mayra Santos-Febres and Ernesto Mestre-Reed.

About the Author

Thomas Colchie is an acclaimed translator, editor, and literary agent for international authors. He is the editor of A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes. He has written for the Village Voice and The Washington Post. His translations include Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman and (with Elizabeth Bishop, Gregory Rabassa, and Mark Strand) Carlos Drummond de Andrade's Travelling in the Family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452283589
Subtitle:
Short Fiction from the Latin Americas
Editor:
Colchie, Thomas
Editor:
Colchie, Thomas
Author:
Various
Author:
Colchie, Thomas
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Latin American fiction
Subject:
Short stories, latin american
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
107-8
Publication Date:
20020827
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5.42 x 0.96 in 0.8 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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