Following on the success of the Flash Fiction and Sudden Fiction series, Robert Shapard and James Thomas join with Ray Gonzalez in selecting works that each present a complete story in less than 1,500 words. Luisa Valenzuela, one of Latin America's most lauded writers, provides the introduction. Readers will delight in finding stars such as Junot Dãaz, Sandra Cisneros, and Roberto Bolaã±o alongside recognized masters like Gabriel Garcãa Mã¡rquez, Isabel Allende, and Jorge Luis Borges. They will discover work from Andrea Saenz, Daniel Alarcã³n, and Alicita Rodriguez, as well as other writers on the rise.
In Julio Ortega's ?Migrations,? a Peruvian writer explores how immigrant speech and ethnic origins are a force of meaning that evolves beyond language. In ?Hair,? by Hilma Contreras, a Caribbean pharmacist is driven mad by a young woman's luxuriant tresses. These stories stretch from gritty reality to the fantastical in a mix that is moving, challenging, humorous, artful, sometimes political, and altogether spectacular.
Rising stars and literary legends of Latino fiction show off their pithy brilliance in this anthology of extremely short stories, each less than 1500 words in length. Edited by poet Ray Gonzalez, SUDDEN FICTION LATINO includes work by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende, Junot Diaz, Daniel Alarcon, and dozens of others. The voices are varied, the topics are plentiful, and the stories are fast yet fulfilling.
- Fiction + Literature Themes
- Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Peoples + Cultures
- March 1, 2010
- March 1, 2010