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Since they invited their old friends for dinner, Ines has been obsessed with planning the perfect evening. Her husband, however, seems eager to avoid the whole thing. Characteristic to Margarita Leoz’s best stories, “An Enchanting Evening” consists of the most mysterious material of all: everyday life.
A man is eating dinner with a woman when suddenly, the restaurant bursts into flames; everyone take off without paying, but their escape troubles him. The failed attempt to find the owner and pay the bill and his lover’s indifference, gradually makes him more and more obsessed.
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…
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.
How can one evaluate a person’s ability to kill? She nearly became miss Venezuela and now she’s popping pills, he agreed to move with her to the countryside and now he spends the entire time playing on his computer. You could say they are rivals. One day he appears holding a dead animal in his fragile hands. Who will be the winner?
A woman wakes up horny in the middle of the night. She was dreaming about Johnnier, the young man who looks after her recently acquired estate. In her normal life, back at the city, she would never dare to knock on his door, but this is the countryside and the rules are different. Only a narrow path stands between them, a path where the daemons of property and uprooting lie waiting.
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