The Houseguest - And Other Stories

Author(s): Amparo Davila; Matthew Gleeson; Audrey Harris; Anon (Translator)


Like those of Kafka, Poe, Leonora Carrington, or Shirley Jackson, Amparo Dávila's stories are terrifying, mesmerizing, and expertly crafted--you'll finish each one gasping for air.With acute psychological insight, Dávila follows her characters to the limits of desire, paranoia, insomnia, and fear. She is a writer obsessed with obsession, who makes nightmares come to life through the everyday: loneliness sinks in easily like a razor-sharp knife, some sort of evil lurks in every shadow, delusion takes the form of strange and very real creatures. After reading The Houseguest--Dávila's debut collection in English--you'll wonder how this secret was kept for so long.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780811228213
  • : New Directions Publishing
  • : New Directions Publishing
  • : October 2018
  • : 1 Centimeters X 13.2 Centimeters X 20.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Amparo Davila; Matthew Gleeson; Audrey Harris; Anon (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 144