Urban Oracles by Mayra Santos-Febres

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Collection of stories that draws us into a world pulsing with desires.
 

About Mayra Santos-Febres

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Mayra Santos-Febres has won many prizes for her stories and was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and long-listed for the prestigious IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She lives in Puerto Rico.
 
Published April 25, 1997 by Brookline Books/Lumen Editions. 208 pages
Genres: Erotica, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Santos Febres's vigorously edgy, subversive tales tweak conventional pieties (e.g., in ``Mystic Rose'' and ``Stained Glass Fish'') and memorably sketch such unconventional souls as the woman who daily spies on her male neighbor showering (``Abnel, Sweet Nightmare''), and another who discovers tha...

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Even ""A Normal Day in the Life of Couto Seduccion"" comes off as sexy and mythic, although it's about an enormous man who has 13 lovers who fulfill his fantasies on the second Tuesday of each month, even after one such fantasy--played out at the beach--results in the death of one of the lovers "...

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