"When she reaches the road, Felicity understands her fate..."
August 22, 2019 3:20 AM   Subscribe

Headlights; Toward Happy Civilization; Olingiris; The Size of Things; Irman; Father Christmas Spends the Night; My Parents and My Children and To Kill a Dog are short stories by the Argentine writer Samanta Schweblin, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell, Daniel Alarcón, Kit Maude and Brendan Lanctot. "The Grimm brothers and Franz Kafka pay a visit to Argentina in Samanta Schweblin's darkly humorous tales..." blurbs J. M. Coetzee.
posted by misteraitch (3 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Some Amazon links, in case anyone wants to buy there & for MeFi to get a cut - in English: Fever Dream (novella) & Mouthful of Birds (short stories); and more recent works in Spanish: Siete casas vacĂ­as & Kentukis.
posted by misteraitch at 5:32 AM on August 22, 2019 [2 favorites]

I loved her short novel Fever Dream. Even in translation, it was so evocative and visceral. The "rescue distance" motif never left me.
posted by crush at 7:39 AM on August 22, 2019

LeVar Burton read Toward Happy Civilization on his podcast this past May, I loved it.
posted by selenized at 9:32 AM on August 23, 2019

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