Andres Neuman - THE THINGS WE DON'T DO

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
The Things We Don't Do By Andrés Neuman, Nick Caistor (Translator), Lorenza Garcia (Translator) Cover Image
By Andrés Neuman, Nick Caistor (Translator), Lorenza Garcia (Translator)
ISBN: 9781940953182
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Open Letter - August 25th, 2015

Playful, philosophizing, and gloriously unpredictable, Andres Neuman's short stories consider love, lechery, history, mortality, family secrets, therapy, Borges, mysterious underwear, translators, and storytelling itself.

Here a relationship turns on a line drawn in the sand; an analyst treats a patient who believes "he's "the real analyst; a discovery in a secondhand shop takes on a cruel significance; a man decides to go to work naked one day. In these small scenes and brief moments Neuman confounds our expectations with dazzling sleight of hand.

With a variety of forms and styles, Neuman opens up the possibilities for fiction, calling to mind other greats of Latin American letters, such as Cortazar, Bolano, and Bioy Casares. Intellectually stimulating and told with a voice that is wry, questioning, sometimes mordantly funny, yet always generously humane, THE THINGS WE DON'T DO confirms Neuman's place as one of the most dynamic authors writing today.

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