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After the mysterious death of her husband, Lucy Word decides to occupy the empty house he left in Guatemala, on the shores of the Itza lagoon. For her to live there, she would have to get used to the feverish life of the plants, the activity of the insects, and the tenuous and silent presence of Rafael…
A sience fiction story that imagines Iraq in 100 years by a young Iraqi author. In Basra they collect people’s snot and are occupied in an ongoing project of inversion – creating a new compass which will converse south to north and recalibrate the citizen’s inner sense of direction.
Lena, a considerably passive young woman, is moving through life when she meets Herman, a considerably passive young man such as herself. A piece of prose on society’s demands from the individual, by one of modernism’s prominent voices.
“Here we are, at eight hundred yards. Men are like insects. See! I think we should always contemplate them from this height, to judge correctly of their proportions. The Place de la Comedie is transformed into an immense ant-hill. Observe the crowd which is gathered on the quays; and the mountains also get smaller and smaller.”
Sometimes it seems as though something is about to happen but it never does. Other times, things happen continuously but so slowly you barely notice. In this story, Matías Capelli uses a visit to Chacarita cemetery to explore different aspects of time.
Yasha doesn’t feel well. He thinks his body is filling up with dry cotton somehow. Gradually, it turns out he doesn’t have any fatal illness, but nevertheless his condition is fatal indeed. A grotesque and amusing horror story by one of Russia’s most successful young writers today.
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