A Whistler in the Nightworld by Various
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.

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The Marvel and Other Short Stories is a collected anthology of six short stories written by the winners of the Austin Macauley World Book Day short story competition. 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,
Published August 1, 2002 by San Val. 432 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ionesco. Dahl. Kafka. King. Curious influences, perhaps, for a group of contemporary Latin American writers. Or are they? This collection of 21 short stories written over the last 20 years proves t

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others (especially those by writers living in the U.S.) are more rooted in particular cultural experiences, like "Edison, New Jersey," Junot Díaz's story about a pool table delivery boy who falls for an enigmatic Dominican maid, and "Eight Morenos," Edgardo Vega Yunqué's painful study of a Puerto...

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