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
BY ALBERTO FUGUET: Sudor NOVEL, 2016 No Ficción NOVEL, 2015 Tránsitos ESSAYS, 2013 Cinépata ESSAYS, 2012 Aeropuertos NOVEL, 2010 Missing NOVEL, 2009 Mi cuerpo es una celda MEMOIR, 2008 Road Story GRAPHIC NOVEL, 2007 Apuntes autistas ESSAYS, 2007 Cortos STORIES, 2004 Las películas de mi vida NOVEL, 2003 Por favor, rebobinar NOVEL, 1998 Tinta roja NOVEL, 1996 Mala onda NOVEL, 1996 Sobredosis STORIES, 1990