Rabbit Island

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Publisher Description

“In this impressionistic, dreamlike collection, Navarro deploys surrealism to comic, haunting effect.” —New York Times

These eleven stories from one of Granta’s “Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists” combine gritty surrealism with explosive interior meditations, traversing the fickle, often terrifying terrain between madness and freedom. In the title story, a so-called “non-inventor” brings snow-white rabbits to an island inhabited exclusively by birds, with horrific results. In “Myotragus” a privileged man’s understanding of the world is violently disrupted by the sight of a creature long thought extinct. Elsewhere in these stories that map dingy hotel rooms, shape-shifting cities, and graveyards, an unsightly “paw” grows from a writer’s earlobe and a grandmother floats silently in the corner of the room.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2021
February 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
184
Pages
PUBLISHER
Two Lines Press
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

bekahaf ,

It wasn’t for me.

I was excited by the synopsis of these surrealist, eerie stories, but the execution felt lack luster. Maybe the surrealism was simply over my head because it’s well written. The stories were dreamlike as described but the kind where it’s random and slightly uncomfortable but for no apparent reason so you don’t tell your partner about them in the morning because they’re too boring to retell.

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