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Author Dávila, Amparo, author.

Title The houseguest and other stories / Amparo Dávila ; translated from the Spanish by Audrey Harris & Matthew Gleeson.

Publication Info. New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC DAVILA,A    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 122 pages ; 21 cm
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Note "The stories included in this volume were selected from Amparo D©Øavila's Cuentos reunidos, published by Fondo de Cultura Econ©Øomica (2009)."--Title page verso.
"New Directions Paperbook Original (NDP1428)"--Title page verso.
Contents Moses and Gaspar -- The houseguest -- Fragment of a diary -- The cell -- Musique concr©Øete -- Haute cuisine -- Oscar -- End of a struggle -- Tina Reyes -- The breakfast -- The last summer -- The funeral.
Summary With acute psychological insight, D©Øavila follows her characters to the limits of desire, paranoia, insomnia, and fear. She is a writer obsessed with obsession, who makes nightmares come to life through the everyday: loneliness sinks in easily like a razor-sharp knife, some sort of evil lurks in every shadow, delusion takes the form of strange and very real creatures. After reading The Houseguest--D©Øavila's debut collection in English--you'll wonder how this secret was kept for so long.
Language Translated from the Spanish.
Subject Short stories, Mexican.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Added Author Harris, Audrey, 1981- translator.
Gleeson, Matthew, translator.
Added Title Short stories. Selections. English
ISBN 9780811228213 (paperback acid-free paper) $14.95
0811228215 (paperback acid-free paper) $14.95
Standard No. 40028714547

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