The Eighth Continent and Other Storiesby Alba Ambert
This powerful and enriching collection of nine stories explores and illuminates the fusion of intimate and public dramas. Focussing on the persistence of personal memory amid political and historical upheaval, the tales in The Eighth Continent and Other Stories portray the impact of the broad political and historical events on individual lives, success in the face of low expectations and the humor that redeems everyday struggles.
In rich evocative language, award-winning author Alba Ambert invokes strong characters and demonstrates the cool detachment of modern life. Populating the stories are engrossing individuals: underground revolutionaries faced with fear of betrayal; a woman who looks back at a massacre she witnessed as a child and the wrenching consequences of this event on her life; a linguist who makes a dangerous trip to a tropical island and finds a language on the verge of extinction; and a young woman in a mental hospital who challenges our perceptions of truth and lies, sanity and insanity.
- Arte Publico Press
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.51(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.60(d)
Meet the Author
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >