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“Here is your legacy, James Joyce, John-Paul Finnegan roared over the waves, here is your legacy — two hundred chortling fucks eating sausages! You have really left your fucking mark, James Joyce. Oh yes you have! You are the KING OF MODERNISM! “
When Abdulla the Palestinian receives a heart transplant from Felix the Dane he suddenly develops a taste for Scandinavian food and supports the Danish football team. To the amazement of his relatives, this new organ only encourages him to replace more of his body parts with ones from around the world until his own body becomes a global arena in itself. But there is a troubling side effect: why doesn’t Abdulla answer anymore when they call him by his name?
Carlos sees a story in his dream and is desperate to get it down on paper, but it seems the entire Universe is set on getting in his way. Will he finish the story? What consequences will he have to face?
In this short but dense collage of fleeting glimpses of passing romantic interests, the vertiginous experience of dating in the modern world is ruthlessly picked apart. As one follows the narrator from man to man to man, the exhaustion and futility of finding a good partner is sharply expressed in unsettling terse language–reflecting just how hollow and emotionally confusing the process can be.
Thanks to their charming but highly predatorial cat, a mother and her five year old son confront the idea of death in this touching account of struggling to come to terms with unthinkable realities.
Atef Abu Saif documents his everyday life under the bombings of the Israeli army in the Jabalia refugee camp. His voice is among the few testimonials of what happened in Gaza during the war in 2014.
Rafel is going through a hard time, his girlfriend left him and his grandma is sure disasters are a positive thing. Only his dog, Elvis, gives him comfort. One day he meets a new girl, only to have his girlfriend return. What will Rafel do? Could Elvis help him?
During the Havana film festival a group of screen-writers attend Gracía Márquez’s seminar and go out looking for a good story. One of the seminarians, the Brazilian, falls in love with a man who’s hiding something, apparently.
A moving fairy tale of love and transgression in which a lion-tamer steals from the forbidden Golden Apple Tree, ensuring his own death. What could drive someone to such an act? A literary classic by a forgotten female Canadian author.