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A woman fights the homely fate of her name.
An accident that renders a child brain-dead changes the dynamics of his immigrant family.
A hopeful story against the backdrop of a horrific massacre on the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 1937.
This extract from Sherman Alexie’s second novel Indian Killer follows a boy stolen from his family and adopted into another.
John Freeman interviews Daniel Alarcón about book piracy in Peru.
‘I have a proposition for you. From this moment on, you will do everything I tell you to do.’
‘I stagger from the shock. I feel the corners of my mouth turning down. My jaw begins to tremble. Yes, yes, yes, I say to myself, get ahold of yourself.’
‘Grief is the aggressive displacement of the self from a known universe to another.’
Phillip Lewis on writing emotional autobiography. ‘A sincere observation followed by a sincere utterance is the most powerful and effective form of communication.’
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