Gente como nosotros: Short Stories

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 5, 2008 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Darkly comic and highly entertaining, Javier Valdés's stories insinuate themselves in the unsuspecting reader like a heady brew with a strange kick. From the exploits of an urban vigilante to the erotic pleasures exacted from an unrequited love, from a menacing treasure to a family that brings a whole new twist to the meaning of neighbors, People Like Us is seasoned with irreverent takes on Valdés's favorite writers and directors -- such as Stephen King and Martin Scorsese -- as he delivers a unique array of fascinating and hapless urban creatures.

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PEOPLE LIKE US: Short Stories

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Six glum stories of brutality laced with erotica make up Valdés's first collection to appear in English.The publicity claim that Valdés, a former Mexico City dentist, penned short stories while ... Read full review

People like us: short stories

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This fiercely funny collection of six stories introduces Mexican writer Valdes to English-speaking North Americans. The stories all focus to varying degrees on addictions to brutality, alcohol, and ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Javier Valdés trabajó como dentista durante muchos años y escribía cuentos mientras esperaba que la anestesia le hiciera efecto a sus pacientes. Desde entonces, Valdés ha publicado dos novelas, Asesino en serio y Días de cementerio. Vive con su familia en Ciudad de México.

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