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"Everything is so fucking difficult and so fucking beautiful,"

In the Beginning Was the Sea, by Tomás González and translated by Frank Wynne

The dream that somewhere out there is an existence which is somehow more real, more authentic than the one we have has been around as long as there’s been people rich enough to be jaded by having too much. 1,222 more words

Pushkin Press

The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts: A Vibrant and Compelling Portrayal of Power and Struggle in Latin America

I stumbled upon the name Louis de Bernieres after fishing out his novel titled Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord from a local bookstore. I admit I was attracted by the book’s cover design – which depicts vividly the colorful life in the Latin American continent but when I flipped it over, the synopsis promised me something more than its facade offered.  935 more words

Book Review

His Own Man

The so-called dirty wars in South America that began in the 1970s and accounted for the disappearance and torture of thousands of citizens of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru and Brazil is the backdrop for this novel. 702 more words

Book Review

Impotent Gunshots

Impotent gunshots ring out. Over one hundred people run into the streets within seconds. Todos los vecinos; some barefoot, others in flip flops, others in dusty, black, close-toed women’s flats. 1,759 more words

Air Bnb South Tabor

Memories of my melancholy whores

The title is meant to grab you. It is meant to convey a rawness, a feeling of dispassion and tedium born of world weariness. Gabriel Garcia Marquez… 192 more words


Memories of My Melancholy Whores

I had no read any of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s works, so my choice of this 2005 novella is likely not representative of the body of his work. 110 more words

Book Review

Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
published by Penguin Books

At a 122 pages Chronicle of a Death Foretold begins explosively, races through a gripping  narrative, and ends in a thunderous crescendo. 262 more words