Voices Made Night
The characters in these short stories - including the snake catcher who surrounds his lady's house with snakes and the man who scalds his wife with boiling water for fear that she is a witch - are all caught up in a landscape defined only by its contradictions.
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The Day Mabatabata Exploded
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