Cortos
Alberto Fuguet

SHORT STORIES | 2004 | 320 pages

In Shorts, Alberto Fuguet brilliantly chronicles the occasionally bizarre, unceasingly turbulent existence of the geographically and emotionally displaced.

From the tale of a childless Chilean couple with an antiseptic life philosophy to an account of a desperate man who "disappears" himself in Texas, dreaming that someone actually wants to find him, Shorts opens our eyes to the reality of rich kids from poor countries swilling their cosmopolitans in New York, scared to death of their own homelands, and shows the influence of American pop culture on the hearts and minds of those who have never set foot in "Yankee Bohemia."

Unsettling and enlightening, Shorts conveys the American phenomenon of self-invention at its most extreme, as the culturally confounded rage against deflated fantasies in the face of obstinate realities.

RIGHTS: spanish (spain & latin america) ALFAGUARA | english & spanish (usa) HARPERCOLLINS

A clever writer—an old fashioned cafe realist—who portrays a certain stratum of Latin American society on its bruised knees
— New York Times Book Review
Proof of Fuguet’s superb storytelling craft.
— Washington Post
This inventiveness often becomes surprisingly powerful...the author casually stumbles upon moments of great revelation...
— Time Out New York
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