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Points of Departure: New Stories from Mexico - Lavín, Mónica (Editor), and Segade, Gustavo (Translated by)
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Points of Departure brings together seventeen Mexican authors born in the 1950s and 1960s, most of whom had never before been published in English. Magical realism and exoticism are nowhere to be found in this collection of sophisticated, very contemporary stories. Rather, the surreal contradictions and juxtapositions of daily life in Mexico are a permeating presence. A sharp sense of irony, incongruity, and hilarity pervades many of the scenarios offered here, along with an acid-tongued fatalism in the face of a reality ...

Points of Departure: New Stories from Mexico 2001, City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780872863811

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