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    • Deserted Roads, Close Skies

      by Gabriel Quindós

      After his surprising literary debut, Otras nubes, otras lluvias (2015), Gabriel Quindós takes up again in Caminos desiertos, cielos cercanos the challenge of mixing two genres—short-stories and travel literature—that constitutes his particular way of telling the places he visits. Composed of nine fictional stories that take place in today's Bolivia, this volume reflects on the natural and human diversity of this country, as unique as it is little known. The desolate landscapes of the Altiplano, the lush tropical forests, or the rivers of the Amazon are some of the settings that frame Quindós' stories, whose depth and ambition bring them closer to the territories of the short novel. Smugglers, coca growers, gold seekers, artisans from mission villages, traffickers of protected species, miners from Cerro Rico, high altitude winemakers, antique dealers, or rich and enlightened landowners parade through them. Quindós displays his talent as a storyteller to immerse us in exciting stories of dignity and defeat, of the struggle for life or of impossible loves, and he sets his gaze on those who, with the wind against them, seek their place on the margins of the world.

    • I don't remember

      by Yago Ferreiro y Gabriel Quindós

      The four hundred and eighty micro-texts included in this book act as a new—and undisguised—homage to Georges Perec and Joe Brainard's I Remember. It will be when read that something that transcends this anecdote is revealed. Both Brainard and Perec collected their memories in order to build an archive that would serve both to describe themselves and their own time. The use of its reverse side—the memory disembodied—brings out something more powerful here: the fear of remembering what had already been forgotten. I don't remember it is a book that knows how to take a shortcut and also how to hurt, but, above all, it is a catalog of those mysterious flashes that refused to endure in the memory of its authors.

    • Ramona

      by Rosario Villajos

      In 1927 E. M. Forster concluded that, in the novels, the difference between the story and the plot lays in a single word: pain. Thus, it is something very different that a king and a queen died—story—, than those king and queen died because of something: pain creates the plot. It could be thought that Ramona, from Rosario Villajos, fulfills this rule and that the story that we are told is that of the passage from childhood to adolescence through the very pain that this journey generates. It is, perhaps, for this reason, that both the protagonist and the gallery of characters that accompany her do not appeal to our compassion, nor will we find in them a search for redemption. In the world that Rosario Villajos creates, the journey of her heroine is that of someone who knows she doesn't even have the means to pay the price of the ticket. A world that is very similar to ours, whose story is that it continually rejects us and whose plot is that it does so with amazing ease.

    • There are not and there cannot be lions in Düsseldorf

      by Ignacio Abad

      Among the many surprises that await the reader, it is hidden in this novel a delicate work of goldsmithing and a precisely constructed plot with which Ignacio Abad will gradually involve him. Thanks to his skill in putting the story together and to the consistent voice of its protagonist, an unnamed journalist, a fractured story unfolds before us, a story that jumps between the past, the present, and the future and that, in the end, will branch out into an unusual game of mirrors or, better yet, into a maze, a maze of interwoven stories. Thus, as one progresses reading, discerning between truth and lie, between the real and the imagined, glimpsing the right side of the blurred line that separates them, will become an increasingly complicated task, a disturbing and exciting challenge for the reader.

    • Two Nordic Short Novels

      by Ana Flecha Marco

      The title of the book, Two Nordic Short Novels, signals to the reader exactly what to expect: two short fictions set in Scandinavia.  These stories are not only linked by length and latitude but also by the fact that they are a sheer delight to read. Story of Ø tells the tale of the handful of inhabitants left living on a tiny island in the Norwegian Sea, which is sinking inexorably due to climate change.  The islanders decide to try and conserve the collective memory of the land that has been their home for so many generations; a memory that lies in the objects and traditions that have shaped their personal and shared landscape. Mancha vividly conjures up the impressions of young woman as she arrives in Flekke, a small Norwegian village, to teach Spanish.  The village is populated by a kaleidoscopic range of inhabitants whom the teacher grows to understand as she interacts with them day by day.  The story unfolds with a refreshing lightness of touch, mixing humour and insight into cultural diversity with subtlety and skill.

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