And We Sold the Rain: Contemporary Fiction from Central America

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Rosario Santos
Seven Stories Press, 1996 - Fiction - 257 pages
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These twenty-plus short stories by leading Central American writers, by turns unsettling, absurd, tragic, exhilarating, and mystical, introduce us to the people behind the front-page horrors . . . A Torruban Indian loses a month's pay with a bad roll of the dice . . . The beautiful young Anita hunts beetles and cockroaches . . . To up its popularity rating, a government stages the first "Miss Underdeveloped Contest" . . . After the 1954 massacres in Guatemala, children hold a funeral for a bird . . . Reflecting a wide range of styles, these stories point in new directions while evincing the particular strength and courage it takes to write in a war-torn country.

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And we sold the rain: contemporary fiction from Central America

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Half these short stories from Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Honduras, and Nicaragua powerfully evoke life in these countries--a good average for any book. Familiar authors are ... Read full review

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Good stuff: Confinement -Horacio Castellanos Moya The Maestro Who Spent His Whole Life Composing a Piece for the Marimba - Mario Payeras The Perfect Game - Sergio Ramirez And We Sold the Rain - Carmen Naranjo Mr. Taylor - Augusto Monterroso Read full review

Contents

The Proof
13
Confinement
33
Story of the Maestro Who Spent His Whole
41
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Born in La Paz, Bolivia, ROSARIO SANTOS directs Fulbright Programs for Latin America for the Institute of International Education. She has been the managing editor of the literary journal, Review, Latin American Art and Literature, and the director of the literature program of the Center for Inter-American Relations. She lives in New York City.

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