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77

by Monica Carter

“How can you narrate terror?” This question is a central focus of Guillermo Saccomanno’s "77", set during the 1977 reign of terror in Argentina, the Dirty War. The military coup d’état of 1976 led to the killing of over thirty... Read More

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Mala Vida

by Daniel Schindel

Real history and contemporary events collide in Marc Fernandez’s crime novel "Mala Vida". Radio host Diego Martin finds himself the Spanish media’s token leftist after an election brings the nationalist party back into power. Then,... Read More

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Rain

by Linda Thorlakson

Mia Couto’s Rain and Other Stories is reminiscent of centuries-old legends told and retold from one generation to the next. They read like stories designed to preserve a culture’s history, traditions, and way of life. These stories,... Read More

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Wanderer

by Daniel Schindel

Patterned after the music of Schubert and described as a winterreise (German for “winter journey”), Sarah Léon’s "Wanderer" is a story all about unspoken feelings. Constructed around the relationship between two characters, the... Read More

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Lord

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

João Gilberto Noll’s "Lord" opens with a cryptic quote from Iain Sinclair: “The secret interiors of these post-human fortresses solicit conspiracy, acts of sexual transgression. Illicit exchanges between dealers.” Aging and... Read More

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