"It is a total mystery to me why Rodoreda isn’t widely worshipped. . . . She’s on my list of authors whose works I intend to have read all of before I die. Tremendous, tremendous writer.” John Darnielle, The Mountain Goats
“Mercè Rodoreda has been a favorite of mine ever since college, when I encountered her story “The Salamander” in a world literature anthology I bought at a second-hand bookstore. As you might expect, the story wasn’t just about a salamander (although, yeah, it was about a salamander). Instead, it was transformative, utterly unique, and combined an astute eye for the natural world and a great sense for the fantastic with a feminist subtext. That “mix” sums up much of the great Catalan writer’s oeuvre.”
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"These spookily clear-eyed, elementally intense stories are the business. I find myself no more able to defend myself from their advances than Enriquez’s funny, brutal, bruised characters are able to defend themselves from life as it’s lived."
"It seems wrong, somehow to call this grouping of Mariana Enriquez’s stories a collection. There is nothing collected about these stories. These stories unsettle; they disturb; they disquiet. Read them!"
“When I read Mariana Enríquez’s stories, I forget where I am. I miss my subway stop. I hold my breath. Her fiction is that pulse-racingly superb, that electric and original. Mariana Enríquez is an essential voice in contemporary fiction, and The Things We Lost in the Fire will be a sensation.”
Laura van den Berg
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“Astounding, useful and extraordinarily well-informed.”
“Much more than an essay, much more than a novel. Caparrós uses
literature to bring us into an inferno of reality. Of far away reality on which one only gives their distracted attention. Caparrós shows he is aware of this.”
Caparrós is an expert, blessed with a unique style of writing. Der Spiegel.
Winner of 2014 IMPAC
“A reinventor of Latin American literature in the 21st century."
"One of the most original new voices of Latin America literature."
Mario Vargas Llosa
"The narrative escalates, the mystery deepens, and the scope of the story widens with each page.”
“Brilliant, gripping, absorbing right to the end. The Sound of Things Falling may be a page turner, but it's also a deep meditation on fate and death.”
The New York Times Book Review