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The faraway world : stories

Engel, Patricia (author.). Engel, Patricia Container of (work) : Aida. (Added Author). Engel, Patricia Container of (work) : Fausto. (Added Author). Engel, Patricia Container of (work) : Book of saints. (Added Author). Engel, Patricia Container of (work) : Campoamor. (Added Author). Engel, Patricia Container of (work) : Guapa. (Added Author). Engel, Patricia Container of (work) : Ruta. (Added Author). Engel, Patricia Container of (work) : Ramiro. (Added Author). Engel, Patricia Container of (work) : Bones of Cristóbal Colón. (Added Author). Engel, Patricia Container of (work) : Libélula. (Added Author). Engel, Patricia Container of (work) : Aguacero. (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library ENG (Text) 33500013739990 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library ENG (Text) 33500013740006 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1982159529
  • ISBN: 9781982159528
  • Physical Description: 200 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Aida -- Fausto -- The book of saints -- Campoamor -- Guapa -- La ruta -- Ramiro -- The bones of Cristóbal Colón -- Libélula -- Aguacero.
Summary, etc.: A collection of ten haunting short stories linked by themes of migration, sacrifice, and moral compromise bring to life the liminality of regret, the vibrancy of community, and the epic deeds and quiet moments of love.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 November #2
    *Starred Review* The "faraway" worlds Engel (Infinite Country, 2021) describes in this heart-warming collection of short stories are ones her characters spin to survive. When you're an immigrant in a land that's radically different from your own or when your economic circumstances compel you to imagine escape, an imagined world that can give you succor is exactly what you need. In "Aida," a disappeared girl's twin imagines life after her sister. "Our mother liked to think she raised us to live in a bigger world, but Aida and I only wanted a world together." In "Fausto," on the other hand, the world his girlfriend imagines is forever out of reach as a young man gets involved in drug trafficking to deliver the riches expected of him. Engel is an expert at painting the lives of the marginalized and she excels again as she travels from Colombia to Cuba to the U.S. "Things are changing, Marco says, though to me nothing has changed," says the narrator of "The Bones of Cristobal Colon," about Cuba. Time might be static for some or too fluid for others. Nevertheless it passes by even as we try to build our worlds, brick by brick. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Patricia Engel is the author of Infinite Country, a New York Times bestseller and Reese’s Book Club selection; The Veins of the Ocean, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, winner of the International Latino Book Award; and Vida, a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway and Young Lions Fiction Awards, New York Times Notable Book, and winner of Colombia’s national book award, the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her stories appear in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. Born to Colombian parents, and herself a dual citizen, Patricia is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Miami.

Subject: America Social life and customs Fiction
America Civilization Fiction
Genre: Short stories.

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