Lovers on All Saints' Day: Stories (Hardcover)
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From the award-winning, bestselling author of The Sound of Things Falling and Reputations, a brilliant collection of stories that showcases why he is one of the best writers in any language working today.
Lovers on All Saints' Dayis an emotional book that haunts, moves, and seduces. Juan Gabriel Vasquez, the brilliant novelist, now brings his keen eye and rich prose to the themes of love and memory in these seven powerful stories.
Vasquez achieves an extraordinary unity of emotion with these fragmented lives. A Colombian writer is witness to a murder that will mark him forever. A woman sits alone in her house, waiting for her husband to return from an expedition to find wood for their stove, while he lies in another woman's bed a few miles away, unable to heal the wound in his own marriage. In these stories, there are love affairs, revenge, troubled pasts, and tender moments that reveal a person's whole history in a few sentences.
Set in Europe (the scene of Vasquez's own self-imposed exile from Latin America) and never before available in English, this collection evokes a singular mood and a tone, and showcase Vasquez's hypnotic writing. Vasquez is a humane, deeply insightful writer, and these stories leave one feeling transformed from the experience of reading them, with a greater vision of humanity and society, a greater understanding of relationships and of love.
About the Author
Juan Gabriel Vasquez s books include the forthcoming novelReputations, as well as the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner and national bestseller, The Sound of Things Falling, and the award-winningThe Informersand The Secret History of Costaguana.Vasquez s books have been published in twenty-five languages worldwide. After sixteen years in France, Belgium, and Spain, he now lives in Bogota. Anne McLeantranslates Latin American and Spanish novels, short stories, memoirs, and other writings. She has twice won both the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Premio Valle Inclan, and received the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award with Juan Gabriel Vasquez for his novelThe Sound of Things Falling. She lives in Toronto."