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Sudden Fiction Latino

Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America

Robert Shapard (Editor), James Thomas (Editor), Ray Gonzales (Editor)

With an Introduction by Luisa Valenzuela


For readers who love great short-short stories, this bountiful anthology is the best of Latin American and U.S. Latino writers.

Following on the success of the Flash Fiction and Sudden Fiction series, Robert Shapard and James Thomas join with Ray Gonzalez in selecting works that each present a complete story in less than 1,500 words. Luisa Valenzuela, one of Latin America’s most lauded writers, provides the introduction. Readers will delight in finding stars such as Junot Díaz, Sandra Cisneros, and Roberto Bolano alongside recognized masters like Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, and Jorge Luis Borges. They will discover work from Andrea Saenz, Daniel Alarcón, and Alicita Rodriguez, as well as other writers on the rise.

In Julio Ortega’s “Migrations,” a Peruvian writer explores how immigrant speech and ethnic origins are a force of meaning that evolves beyond language. In “Hair,” by Hilma Contreras, a Caribbean pharmacist is driven mad by a young woman’s luxuriant tresses. These stories stretch from gritty reality to the fantastical in a mix that is moving, challenging, humorous, artful, sometimes political, and altogether spectacular.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • March 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33645-0
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 336 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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  2. Book CoverNew Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories from America and Beyond


  3. Book CoverSudden Fiction (Continued): 60 New Short-Short Stories


Also by James Thomas All

  1. Book CoverThe Best of the West 4: New Stories from the West Side of the Missouri


    Volume(s): 4

  2. Book CoverFlash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories


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