Baker & Taylor "Nineteen stories by 12 writers from across the region, almost all little-known or never before translated into English. Stories share common theme of human cruelty in different forms (political, personal, religious, etc.). Includes translator's introduction, biographical pages on each author, and extensive bibliography. Some compelling stories. Solid translations, if sometimes too similar in voice"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Independent Publishing Group Editor and translator Kathy Leonard created this superb and diverse anthology to provide a literary outlet for the best of the new fiction by contemporary Latin American women authors. Through her work with the authors represented here, Leonard brings to these stories an uncompromised clarity of translation as well as useful biographical information about the authors. Subjects of the stories vary widely, with most of the stories marked with heavy doses of magic realism or black humor.