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The houseguest and other stories

Author: Amparo Dávila; Audrey Harris; Matthew Gleeson
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : New Directions paperback; Uncorrected proofView all editions and formats
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"With acute psychological insight, Dávila follows her characters to the limits of desire, paranoia, insomnia, and fear. She is a writer obsessed with obsession, who makes nightmares come to life through the everyday: loneliness sinks in easily like a razor-sharp knife, some sort of evil lurks in every shadow, delusion takes the form of strange and very real creatures. After reading The Houseguest--Dávila's debut  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dávila, Amparo.
Houseguest and other stories.
New York : New Directions, 2018
(DLC) 2018024713
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amparo Dávila; Audrey Harris; Matthew Gleeson
ISBN: 9780811228213 0811228215
OCLC Number: 1119730867
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Notes: "Uncorrected proof" -- cover
Publication date: November 2018
"The stories included in this volume were selected from Amparo Dávila's Cuentos reunidos, published by Fondo de Cultura Económica (2009)."--Title page verso.
"New Directions Paperbook Original (NDP1428)"--Title page verso.
Description: 135 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Moses and Gaspar --
The houseguest --
Fragment of a diary --
The cell --
Musique concrète --
Haute cuisine --
Oscar --
End of a struggle --
Tina Reyes --
The breakfast --
The last summer --
The funeral.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Amparo Dávila ; translated from the Spanish by Audrey Harris & Matthew Gleeson.

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"With acute psychological insight, Dávila follows her characters to the limits of desire, paranoia, insomnia, and fear. She is a writer obsessed with obsession, who makes nightmares come to life through the everyday: loneliness sinks in easily like a razor-sharp knife, some sort of evil lurks in every shadow, delusion takes the form of strange and very real creatures. After reading The Houseguest--Dávila's debut collection in English--you'll wonder how this secret was kept for so long". -- publisher

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