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Publisher Comments:

Don't rush Trafalgar Medrano when he starts telling you about his latest intergalactic sales trip. He likes to stretch things out over precisely seven coffees. No one knows whether he actu-ally travels to the stars, but he tells the best tall tales in the city, so why doubt him? Trafalgar is Angélica Gorodischer's second novel to be translated into English. Her first, Kalpa Imperial, was selected for the New York Times summer reading list.

Angélica Gorodischer lives in Rosario, Argentina. She has received many awards, most recently the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Review:

"This understated and impressive story cycle, written in 1979 by Argentinean author and World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Gorodischer (Kalpa Imperial), relates the adventures of intergalactic trader and coffee addict Trafalgar Medrano. When he meets with the unnamed narrators, he tells of his attempts to raise money by selling goods and services on other planets; most of his efforts end in improbable, hilarious disaster, such as being mistaken for Mandrake the Magician or finding a world that looks exactly like Earth — in 1492. The tropes are well-worn, but Gorodischer takes them in entertaining directions that both evoke their golden age roots and transcend them with a layer of absurdism. Gladhart's translation spotlights Trafalgar's dryly comic statements, like 'I changed the course of history; nothing more than that.' Trafalgar's adventures build on each other nicely, creating a collection that's a joy to read." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

When Trafalgar's in town his friends know that even though the coffee might be terrible, the stories will be great.

About the Author

Angélica Gorodischer, daughter of the writer Angélica de Arcal, was born in 1929 in Buenos Aires and has lived most of her life in Rosario, Argentina. From her first book of stories, she has displayed a mastery of science-fiction themes, handled with her own personal slant, and exemplary of the South American fantasy tradition. She has received many awards for her work including most recently the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781618730329
Author:
Gorodischer, Angelica
Publisher:
Small Beer Press
Author:
Gladheart, Amalia
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Short Stories
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Short Stories
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130129
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 in

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Product details 256 pages Small Beer Press - English 9781618730329 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This understated and impressive story cycle, written in 1979 by Argentinean author and World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Gorodischer (Kalpa Imperial), relates the adventures of intergalactic trader and coffee addict Trafalgar Medrano. When he meets with the unnamed narrators, he tells of his attempts to raise money by selling goods and services on other planets; most of his efforts end in improbable, hilarious disaster, such as being mistaken for Mandrake the Magician or finding a world that looks exactly like Earth — in 1492. The tropes are well-worn, but Gorodischer takes them in entertaining directions that both evoke their golden age roots and transcend them with a layer of absurdism. Gladhart's translation spotlights Trafalgar's dryly comic statements, like 'I changed the course of history; nothing more than that.' Trafalgar's adventures build on each other nicely, creating a collection that's a joy to read." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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When Trafalgar's in town his friends know that even though the coffee might be terrible, the stories will be great.
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