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In the no-man's-land of Mexico's far north-harsh desert landscapes, bruising border towns, urban wastelands and fantastical rural villages-migrants, campesinos and travelers find themselves lost between reality and delirium, tragedy and exaltation. Ten stories with an unflinching gaze onto the fragility and brutality of life: a tabloid journalist tracks a pair of homeless lovers; a blackout extinguishes the lights of Monterrey, unleashing anxieties and criminal tendencies; a visiting teacher in a remote village witnesses a brutal incident of vigilante justice; a desperate young boy crosses the border in search of a father lost to the North. Eduardo Antonio Parra (Leon, Guanajuato, 1965) is the author of two collections of stories and -winner of Mexico's National Prize for the Short Story.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872864290
ISBN-10: 0872864294
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 15mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: City Lights Books
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 10-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Eduardo Antonio Parra

Eduardo Antonio Parra (Leon, Guanajuato, 1965) is the outhor of two story collections, Los limites de la noche and Tierra de nadie. His stories have received numerous national prizes, and they have been published, along with his essays, in various journals and magazines in Mexico. This is his first publication in English.