Set mostly in lush, heady Colombia but even in a jungle-like New York City, they yoke together the fates of guerrilla soldiers, rich kids, rabbits, hostages, bourgeois expats, and drug dealers. Interconnected yet fractured in places, the result is a narrative jigsaw puzzle with some of the pieces missing, or a kaleidoscope where different characters spin into focus as they take turns to come into focus.
Her characters' voices are completely haunting - and Pachico's playfulness with language and mastery of consciousness create a mesmerising collective atmosphere in this collection. At once terse and tender, with a manic, crazed energy, these stories will scalpel their way into your memory.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 02/02/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571329748
- Paperback / softback from £7.75