By Ignacio Padilla
From the writer of the award-winning novel Shadow and not using a Name, comes Antipodes, the 1st choice of his brief fiction to be translated into English. This energetic, eclectic, and hugely ingenious quantity spans time, position, and tradition because the narratives stream from the sizzling warmth of the Gobi wilderness to the glacial heights of Mount Everest.
Here, between others, are the tales of an outstanding Scottish engineer, left to die in the course of the desolate tract, who's rescued by means of a tribe of nomads and evokes them to construct a precise reproduction of the town of Edinburgh within the dunes; of a demise, cross-dressing pilot who allegedly climbs Mount Everest after which mysteriously disappears; of an English colonel who swears on his existence to make the trains in Zambezi run on time, in basic terms to be pressured to honor his observe once they are continuously ten mins overdue; of a monk who conjures the satan to turn out the devil's lifestyles; and of a tender administrator of a psychiatric health center who's appalled by means of the remedy of the sufferers, and devises his personal extraordinary resolution.
Based on heritage, legend and an awe-inspiring strength of invention, Antipodes delights, terrifies, and entrances.
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Antipodes: Stories by Ignacio Padilla