Electrodomésticos: Stories (Paperback)

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Electrodomésticos: Stories (Paperback)

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Inspired, in part, by Moira McCavana's own family history in Bilbao, these inventive short stories inhabit the Spanish Basque Country in the fifty years following the Spanish Civil War.
"In Guernica, there isn't a tree, on the outskirts of town, from whose gnarled arms dangle felt berets. The hats are not a range of colors--they are not blue, cream, maroon, brown, orange, violet, or green. The hats did not begin as buds, as specks of folded felt that uncurled as the tree developed from a sapling, and matured." So begins the opening story of Electrodom sticos, the debut collection from Moira McCavana. In these stories, characters struggle with allegiances both political and personal, their attempts at independence coinciding with the region's growing nationalist fervor. Exquisitely attuned to the nuances of familial and cultural history, and beautifully blending pastoral and historical sensibilities, Electrodom sticos is a stunning debut about place, language, and identity, from a promising new voice.
Originally from Massachusetts, Moira McCavana has spent much of her writing life responding to inherited family histories from Northern Ireland and Northern Spain. Her first published short story, "No Spanish," was selected for the 2019 O. Henry Prize Anthology. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Guernica, The Drift, Harvard Review, and The London Magazine, and has been adapted to audio as an Audible Original story. In August 2022, she was the recipient of a MacDowell fellowship, and in 2024 was awarded the George Plimpton award from The Paris Review.
Product Details ISBN: 9781956046274
ISBN-10: 1956046275
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 175
Language: English