And we sold the rain: contemporary fiction from Central America

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Seven Stories Press, May 1, 1996 - Fiction - 257 pages
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Updated here with four new works, this collection features over twenty short stories by leading Central American writers. By turns unsettling, absurd, tragic, exhilarating, and mystical, these stories introduce us to the peope behind the front-page horrors . . . A Torruban Indian loses a month's pay with a bad role 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.

"Twenty tales about the intangibility of justice.... Our spirits are buoyed by their magical air and absurdist sense of humor." - Los Angeles Times

"Skillfully chosen, expertly translated, these stories have performed a greater service than a busload of congressional fact-finders." - Village Voice

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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


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About the author (1996)

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, Lation American Art and Literature, and the director of the literarture program of the Center for Inter-American Relations.

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