Written in English
|Statement||by Michael L. Phillips.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||v, 58 leaves ;|
|Number of Pages||58|
These short stories are odd, misdirected (like "mouthful of birds".) With No real explanation- just slices of lives that are grotesque. A teen girl eats birds: no rhyme or reason. her parents are revolted, the girl just sits there in her school uniform (?), eats raw birds then Dad goes and procures her one (to prove he loves her?)/5(39). The crunch of a bird’s wing. Abandoned by the roadside, newlywed brides scream with rage as they’re caught in the headlights of a passing car. A cloud of butterflies, so beautiful it smothers. Unearthly and unexpected, Mouthful of Birds is a collection of stories that burrow their way into the psyche with the feel of a sleepless night. • Mouthful of Birds, translated by Megan McDowell, is published by Oneworld (£). To order a copy go to Free UK p&p on all online orders over £ Like its butterfly-carpeted jacket design, Mouthful of Birds has an eerie, disconcerting beauty that will preoccupy you long after you put it down. Ellen Jones is a researcher and translator. Her Author: Ellen Jones.
Book Summary A powerful, eerily unsettling story collection from a major international literary star. Unearthly and unexpected, the stories in Mouthful of Birds burrow their way into your psyche and don't let go. Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary, masterful collection. In Mouthful of Birds, the title story, a father is confronted by his daughter Sara’s new appetite, eating birds. His wife forces him to take Sara home, and . Her new short story collection, Mouthful of Birds, is just as ethereal and bizarre as its predecessor, and it proves that Schweblin is a master of elegant and . Mouthful of Birds is a stunning achievement from a writer whose potential is beginning to seem limitless.” —NPR “ [T]he stories cumulatively summon a world in which the civilized is constantly receding and to be a human is to live in a state of desperation.” — The New Yorker.
- Book Riot ‘Mouthful of Birds is a resounding success. The stories in the Man Booker International-longlisted collection are dark, vivid and beautiful.' - Straits Times 'A . The brilliant stories in Mouthful of Birds burrow their way into your psyche and don't let go. Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary collection featuring women on the edge, men turned upside down, the natural world at odds with : In these 20 swiftly running stories, unimpeachably translated from Spanish by McDowell, Schweblin explores the slippery terrain of the mind's deeper recesses, where anxieties over the limits, or lack thereof, of the possible multiply and mutate. Mouthful of Birds is Schweblin’s first collection published in English, elegantly translated from the original Spanish by Megan McDowell (translator, also, of Fever Dream, as well as the work of Mariana Enriquez and Alejandro Zambra).