A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West. Driven back again and again, he meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, swindlers, Indians, and lawm..
Ida is an architect, childless, and in her prime, but lately the warning signs have become too different to ignore. To be safe, she has explored the possibilities of freezing her eggs for her later use, should she meet the right man. Now summer is here, and Ida is on a bus heading south to her idyll..
As he maps the fault lines spreading through the once-impenetrable marriage of Russell and Corrine Calloway and chronicles Russell's wildly ambitious scheme to seize control of the publishing house at which he works, Jay McInerney creates an elegy for New York in the 1980s. From the literary chimera..
Posthumously published in 1964, this is Sylvia Plath's last collection of poems and it came with some controversy, as her husband, Ted Hughes, edited the original manuscript by deleting or adding some poems. This divided the critics between those who improved it as an intrusion and those who underst..
The writer Clara Obligado coordinates this necessary Atlas of Latin American literature that aims to make visible and vindicate the rich variety of literary traditions present in those countries and that are too often unknown in Spain and neighboring nations. Some of the best Latin American narrator..
A hypnotic narrative essay, travel book, and non-fiction novel that takes place during one hundred days of the year 2020. From mid-February, when Reinaldo Laddaga contracted the coronavirus, to the demonstrations that caused the murder of George Floyd. During those strange months, the author dedicat..
Sándor Lester is exiled in a cold European city where he leads a lonely and monotonous life. He is immersed in an alienating routine at the factory where he works, he spends his free time writing, hanging out with people in the same situation as him or in the company of Yolande, a woman he doesn't l..
With silence increasingly becoming a stranger to us, one man set out to become its intimate: Pablo d'Ors, a Catholic priest whose life was changed by Zen meditation. With disarming honesty and directness, as well as a striking clarity of language, d'Ors shares his struggles as a beginning meditator:..
Graham Greene's chilling exposé of violence and gang warfare in the pre-war underworld is a classic of its kind. Pinkie, a teenage gangster on the rise, is devoid of compassion or human feeling, despising weakness of both the spirit and the flesh. Responsible for the razor slashes that killed mob bo..
Cole, Bart, and Teddy, the three principals of True Triangle Construction, are hired to finish a project for a mysteriously wealthy homeowner. The grand house is unlike anything they’ve worked on before, and they’re sure it’ll put their name on the map. But the owner is intent on having it built in ..
Jay McInerney's two most charismatic characters return to present the social and moral complexity of New York City. In The Good Life, Cameron unveils a story of desires, family, love, and of a conflicting and catastrophic loss, giving birth to his most powerful and searing work thus far...
One cold morning in January 1967, in the midst of the civil war in Guatemala, a Jewish and Lebanese businessman is kidnapped in a dead end street in the capital. Nobody ignores that Guatemala is a surrealist country, he had affirmed years before. The narrator, named Eduardo Halfon, has to travel to ..