The Eighth Continent and Other Stories

The Eighth Continent and Other Stories

by 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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558852174
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.60(d)

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