Cordoba Skies

Cordoba Skies

by Federico Falco

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Overview

When 11-year-old Tino isn't sitting quietly in school, he's either visiting his dying mother in the hospital or making sure his UFO-obsessed father eats dinner. A loner among his peers, Tino is surprised when Omar, the strongest boy in school, befriends him out of the blue. Will Tino's intrigue outweigh his self-imposed isolation? Written by Federico Falco and translated from Spanish by Sarah Viren, "Córdoba Skies" is coming of age story similar to the river Tino likes to play in: inviting and winding, yet not without the occasional burst of rapids.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157718152
Publisher: Ploughshares
Publication date: 03/16/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 360 KB

About the Author

About Federico Falco
A fiction writer, poet, and video artist from Argentina, Federico Falco is the author of three short story collections, a poetry collections, and one novella. His book La hora de los monos was chosen as one of the best Argentine books of 2010 by the magazine Revista Ñ. His stories have been widely published and anthologized, including in Granta magazine’s anthology of The Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists and in Open Letter’s 2012 book The Future is Not Ours: New Latin American Fiction. Falco is a graduate of the Spanish-language creative writing MFA program at New York University and, in 2012, he was a visiting writer with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. His translated stories have appeared in various U.S.-based literary magazines including the Massachusetts Review and Kenyon Review Online.
About Sarah Viren
Sarah Viren is a writer and translator. Her poetry and prose can be found in AGNI, the Iowa Review, the Colorado Review, The Normal School, and others. Her translations have appeared in the Massachusetts Review and Kenyon Review Online. A graduate of the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program, she has been awarded a Fulbright student fellowship to Colombia, a Kerouac House residency, the audience choice award in the Iron Horse Literary Review film fest, and The Pinch journal’s creative nonfiction prize. She lives with her wife and daughter in Lubbock and is a PhD candidate at Texas Tech University.

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