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ISBN-13: 9780872867550
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 308,328
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gabriela Alemán, based in Quito, Ecuador, has played professional basketball in Switzerland and Paraguay and has worked as a waitress, administrator, translator, radio scriptwriter, and film studies professor. She received a PhD at Tulane University and holds a Master's degree in Latin American Literature from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. Her literary honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006; member of Bogotá 39, a 2007 selection of the most important up-and-coming writers in Latin America in the post-Boom generation; one of five finalists for the 2015 Premio Hispanoamericano de Cuento Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia) for her story collection La muerte silba un blues ; and winner of several prizes for critical essays on literature and film. Her other books include the short story collections, Maldito corazón , Zoom , Fuga permanente , and Álbum de familia ; her novels in Spanish include Body Time , Poso Wells , and Humo. Her stories have appeared in anthologies in French, English, Chinese, Hebrew, and Serbo-Croatian. This is her first full-length work to appear in English.

Dick Cluster is a writer and translator living in Oakland, California. He is editor/translator of the recently released Kill the Ámpaya!: Best Latin American Baseball Fiction , and co-author with Rafael Hernández of History of Havana. His many published translations include fiction and poetry from the Caribbean, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Spain.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Cooperative of Poso Wells

I. The Candidate

II. Yesterday's Papers

III. The Hole

IV. The Scar

V. Waiting Forever for You

VI. Óracle Pinche Güey

VII. A Mass for the Dead

VIII. The Spur

Part Two: Amazonas and Naciones Unidas

IX. Press Conference

X. Minefields Express

XI. The Bottom of the Empty Glass

Part Three: The Cloud Forest

XII. Checkmate

XIII. The Prosecutor

XIV. The Sovereign People

XV. Without You …

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Gabriela Alemán's unique style has brought her singular recognition among Latin American readers. Her short novel Poso Wells demonstrates her mastery of an esthetic that mixes verisimilitude with allegory, realism, and symbolism, social criticism with a lyric sensibility, with a dose of corrosive parody as well."— Suburbano.net, Miami (online review of Latin American literature)


"Finally, the work of the Ecuadoran writer Gabriela Alemán has crossed the Atlantic to Spain. Poso Wells offers us a richly literary look at the political and social complexities of Ecuador with flashes of science fiction and irony-and one finds in its pages some monsters that leap across borders into the reality of many other corners of our geography."—Nanomundo, Córdoba, Spain."

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