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FIC SCH
Edition
First American edition.
Descript.
228 pages ; 21 cm
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Note
"Originally published in Spanish in 2010 as Pájaros en la boca by Random House Mondadori."
Summary
Schweblin's stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark take on huge implications; they leave your pulse racing and the line between the real and the strange blurring.
In the tradition of Raymond Carver and Flannery O'Connor, Schweblin's stories move on the boundary between the real and the fantastic. This selection, chosen by the author, is an indispensible piece of contemporary Argentine literature.
Contents
Headlights -- Preserves -- Butterflies -- Mouthful of birds -- Santa Claus sleeps at our house -- The digger -- Irman -- The test -- Toward happy civilization -- Olingiris -- My brother Walter -- The merman -- Rage of pestilence -- Heads against concrete -- The size of things -- Underground -- Slowing down -- On the steppe -- A great effort -- The heavy suitcase of Benavides.
Note
Translated from the Spanish.
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
McDowell, Megan, translator.
ISBN/ISSN
9780399184628 (hardcover)
0399184627 (hardcover)
Descript.
1 online resource
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Summary
"Superb" — Vogue"What makes Schweblin so startling as a writer, however, what makes her rare and important, is that she is impelled not by mere talent or ambition but by vision." — New York TimesA powerful, eerily unsettling story collection from a major international literary star.The brilliant stories in Mouthful of Birds burrow their way into your psyche and don't let go. Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary collection featuring women on the edge, men turned upside down, the natural world at odds with reality. We think life is one way, but often, it's not — our expectations for how people act, love, fear can all be upended. Each character in Mouthful of Birds must contend with the unexpected, whether a family coming apart at the seams or a child transforming or a ghostly hellscape or a murder. Schweblin's stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark take on huge implications, leaving your pulse racing, and the line between the real and the strange blurs.
Reproduction
Electronic reproduction. New York : Riverhead Books, 2019. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2097 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780399184642 (electronic bk)
Call #
GROWING UP E LIM
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
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Summary
Each morning, a little girl and her dad ride their bike to school. As they twist and turn through the city streets, the little girl sings her bird song for all to hear. But when the girl sees the strange woman in blue carrying a mysterious bag, she goes quiet until the woman is out of sight. One day, when the little girl and her dad are running late, the girl discovers what the woman in blue does with her bag each morning. The surprising revelation transforms the girl's fear of the stranger into a kinship to be celebrated.
Subject
Alt Author
Yum, Hyewon.
ISBN/ISSN
9781536208917 (hardcover)
1536208914 (hardcover)
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