Blogs in March 2024

Simpatía 13th March 2024

Simpatia is set in the Venezuela of Nicolas Maduro amid a mass exodus of the intellectual class who have been leaving their pets behind. Ulises Kan, the protagonist and a movie buff, receives a text message from his wife,...

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Immigrant Daughter: Stories You Never Told Me 2nd June 2021

Winner of The Center for Fiction’s Christopher Doheny Award American-born Catherine knows little of her Croatian mother’s early life. When Marijana dies of ovarian cancer, twenty-two-year-old Catherine finds herself cut off from the past she never really knew. As...

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Eva Luna 4th March 2020

Though her 1987 novel Eva Luna is set in an unnamed Latin American country, Allende says it was inspired by her time living in Venezuela, and her friendship with a young artist named Elsa Morales ‘My name is Eva,...

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Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant 22nd February 2020

“If you’re married to a spy, the always fraught arena of a relationship turns into a positive minefield. What does that all-night absence mean? What can you begin to say to the kids? In Six Car Lengths Behind an...

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In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon 15th February 2020

Redmond O’Hanlon found few experienced adventurers willing to accompany him on his four-month trip up the Orinoco river and across the Amazon Basin. He wondered why… Was it perhaps the fear of contracting dysentery, rabies or river blindness? Or...

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