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No Man's Land: Selected Stories

No Man's Land: Selected Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Parra, Eduardo Antonio
Translated by Winks, Christopher

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Set in the no-man's-land of Mexico's far north-harsh desert landscapes, ten stories offer an unflinching gaze onto the fragility and brutality of life.

ISBN 9780872864290
Published 10 August 2004 by City Lights Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780872864290
ISBN-10 0872864294
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher City Lights Books
Imprint City Lights Books
Publication Date 10 August 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Parra, Eduardo Antonio
Translated by Winks, Christopher
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 227g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Parra, Eduardo Antonio
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 863.64
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In the no-man's-land of Mexico's far north harsh desert landscapes, bruising border towns, urban wastelands and fantastical rural villages, migrants, campesinos and travelers find themselves lost between reality and delirium, tragedy and exaltation. No Mans Land features ten stories with an unflinching gaze onto the fragility and brutality of life

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review It's always extremely difficult to write about the limits of human suffering without descending into voyeurism. But not for Eduardo Parra. From preop prostitutes robbed of their sex change money to loving homeless couples on the doorstep of death, Parra explores the fate of modern Mexico's lowest strata with the literary imagination of a 19th-century Russian novelist and an ethnographer's eye for detail. Simultaneously horrified and yet oddly hopeful, No Man's Land is a stunning introduction to one of Latin America's best new writers. -- Joel Schalit, author of Jerusalem Calling

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Author's Bio

Eduardo Antonio Parra (Leon, Guanajuato, 1965) is the outhor of two story collections, Los limites de la noche and Tierra de nadie. His stories have received numerous national prizes, and they have been published, along with his essays, in various journals and magazines in Mexico. This is his first publication in English.

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