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Mouthful of birds : stories / Samanta Schweblin ; translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell.

Schweblin, Samanta, 1978- (author.). McDowell, Megan, (translator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Plymouth. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pease Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Pease Public Library FIC SCHWEBLIN 34598000854086 New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399184628
  • ISBN: 0399184627
  • Physical Description: 228 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Spanish in 2010 as P©Łjaros en la boca by Random House Mondadori."
Formatted Contents Note:
Headlights -- Preserves -- Butterflies -- Mouthful of birds -- Santa Claus sleeps at our house -- The digger -- Irman -- The test -- Toward happy civilization -- Olingiris -- My brother Walter -- The merman -- Rage of pestilence -- Heads against concrete -- The size of things -- Underground -- Slowing down -- On the steppe -- A great effort -- The heavy suitcase of Benavides.
Summary, etc.:
Schweblin's stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark take on huge implications; they leave your pulse racing and the line between the real and the strange blurring.
In the tradition of Raymond Carver and Flannery O'Connor, Schweblin's stories move on the boundary between the real and the fantastic. This selection, chosen by the author, is an indispensible piece of contemporary Argentine literature.
Language Note:
Translated from the Spanish.
Subject: Schweblin, Samanta, 1978- > Translations into English.
Married people > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.

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