Tales of a Life Divided
by Pablo Iannone
Based on the author's experiences of traveling between two unique cultures on different continents, and of living under both democratic and totalitarian regimes, The Room with Closets is a fascinating and innovative volume of 13 short stories. These tales, all tied together by common threads, travel the literary landscape from grim political reality to joyous flights of fantasy and humor.
Join José Conti, his extended family, and his friends to obtain a deeper understanding of life, love, and human nature. There is Margarita, and the comical reminders of death that greet her on the first morning of her honeymoon; the Spanish shepherd, Ramón Reyes, who changes identities in order to sail to the New World; and three Argentines struggling to obtain passports from their fascist government.
There is the room with closets, and its locked door that mysteriously opens by itself; the youth Batata, who hijacks a homemade "moto-copter," seeing the "Virgin of Carmen" during his flight; and Marcos Bardán, a student of quantum physics and member of the underground, who discovers how to cheat death (but not life).
Don't miss these 13 stories from an essential Latin American writer.