In thirteen electrifying stories, this all-Latin-American collection takes on the crime story as a starting point, and expands to explore contemporary life from every angle-swinging from secret Venezuelan prisons to Uruguayan resorts to blood-drenched bedrooms in Mexico and Peru, and even, briefly, to Epcot Center and the Havana home of a Cuban transsexual named Amy Winehouse. Featuring contemporary writers from ten different countries-including Alejandro Zambra, Juan Pablo Villalobos, Andres Ressia Colino, Mariana Enriquez, and many more-the collection offers an essential cross-section of the troubles and temptations confronting the region today. It's crucial reading for anyone interested in the shifting topography of Latin American literature and Latin American life.
Used availability for Dave Eggers's Thirteen Crime Stories from Latin America
November 2016 : USA Paperback