Flowering Inferno: Tales of Sinking Hearts

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Latin American Literary Review Press, 1994 - Fiction - 92 pages
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Dark and touching, the imaginative stories in this collection deal with everything from human fear to spiritual growth with an amazing assortment of characters and unexpected storylines. Often highlighting touching but sad experiences of women, the tales include a spunky 90-year-old grandmother who bowls, and a bride whose expectations of a romantic wedding night end tragically when she is raped by her new husband, but also enemy soldiers who embrace an opportunity of unity, and an extraterrestrial's take on the humanity, or lack thereof, on Earth."

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About the author (1994)

Rima de Vallbona is an author of literary criticism and fiction, and a former professor of Spanish at the University of St. Thomas. Her honors include the National Novel Prize from Costa Rica, the Jorge Luis Borges Short Story Prize, and the Medal of Civil Service from Spain. Lillian Lorca de Tagle was a writer, translator, journalist, and diplomat. She was honored with an International PEN Award.

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