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Fish Soup - by Margarita Garcia Robayo (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 212

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: General

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Charco Press

Author: Margarita Garcia Robayo

Language: English

Street Date: May 21, 2018
TCIN: 77126509
UPC: 9781999859305
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-6363


From internationally acclaimed author Margarita Garc�a Robayo comes Fish Soup, a unique collection comprising two novellas plus the book of short stories Worse Things (winner of the prestigious Casa de las Am�ricas Prize).

Set on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Waiting for a Hurricane follows a girl obsessed with escaping both her life and her country. Emotionally detached from her family, and disillusioned with what the future holds if she remains, she takes ever more drastic steps in order to achieve her goal, seemingly oblivious to the damage she is causing both to herself and to those around her.

The tales of Worse Things provide snapshots of lives in turmoil, frayed relationships, dreams of escape, family taboos, and rejection both of and by society. Skilfully painting just enough detail, Garc�a Robayo explores these themes and invites the reader to unravel the true significance of the events depicted.

The previously unpublished Sexual Education examines the attempts of a student to tally the strict doctrine of abstinence taught at her school with the very different moral norms that prevail in her social circles. Semi-autobiographical, the frank depiction of these opposing pressures makes it impossible to remain a dispassionate observer.

Throughout the collection, Garc�a Robayo's signature style blends cynicism and beauty with an undercurrent of dark humour. The prose is at once blunt and poetic as she delves into the lives of her characters, who simultaneously evoke sympathy and revulsion, challenging the reader's loyalties as they immerse themselves in the unparalleled universe that is Fish Soup.

  • Winner of the Casa de las Am�ricas Prize (the short story collection)

  • Named by Times Literary Supplement as one of the best books of 2018 in their end of year roundup

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