First American edition.
228 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
"Originally published in Spanish in 2010 as Pájaros en la boca by Random House Mondadori."
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.
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.
Translated from the Spanish.
McDowell, Megan, translator.