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Mouthful of Birds: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE, 2019
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Mouthful of Birds: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE, 2019 (Paperback)

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Shortlisted for the Premio Valle Inclan, 2020







Nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award, 2019







A SPELLBINDING COLLECTION OF STORIES FROM A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL LITERARY STAR







The crunch of a bird's wing.







A cloud of butterflies, so beautiful it smothers.







A crimson flash of blood across an artist's canvas.







Spine-tingling and unexpected, unearthly and strange, the stories of Mouthful of Birds are impossible to forget. Samanta Schweblin's writing expertly blurs the line between the surreal and the everyday, pulling the reader into a world that is at once nightmarish and beautiful. An exhilarating tour de force guaranteed to leave the pulse racing.

Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryHorrorFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Oneworld Publications Publication Date: 03/10/2019 ISBN-13: 9781786076694  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Samanta Schweblin is the author of three story collections that have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize, and been translated into twenty languages. Her debut novel Fever Dream was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017. Originally from Buenos Aires, she lives in Berlin. Megan McDowell has translated books by many contemporary South American and Spanish authors, and her translations have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's and The Paris Review. She lives in Chile.

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Schweblin's novella, Fever Dream, made a huge impact on me and I haven't stopped recommending it since the day it was published. So, I was very excited to get my hands on a copy of Mouthful of Birds and I'm pleased to report that it didn't disappoint. These short stories showcase Schweblin's mastery of the ominous, of narratives in which terror slowly builds. Other than Mariana Enriquez, I can think of few other contemporary writers capable of generating such a sense of unease and in so small a space. These stories bed down in your mind, where they continue to fester and work their subtle magic. 

Gary, Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 20/09/2019

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