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The Affliction Paperback – March 6, 2018
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"The linked stories in C. Dale Young's The Affliction send us off to a magical location, where the fantastical can seem both miraculous and ordinary. These tales treat life-and-death matters with a beautifully eloquent fervor, and, like the stories of Julio Cortázar, they remind us of how varied and unpredictable short stories, like the world itself, can be."
"C. Dale Young's stories masterfully illuminate the moments in which regret and longing and grace powerfully collide--and transform the topography of a life. The Affliction is an exhilarating collection: I emerged deeply grateful for the existence of this book."
--Laura van den Berg
"'Tongue or no tongue, the truth always [comes] out.' The Affliction unspools a history of disappearance and secrecy and traces how our personal lives can be haunted by ghosts not even of our making. One discrepancy, one exaggeration, or one florid recollection, Young suggests, and the reality we know can dissolve before our eyes. This is a fascinating, multilayered collection that thrillingly moves us to consider why the very act of telling a story--and making every detail loyal to both history and the heart--is truly 'the gift of understanding.'"
...Capturing a community, these linked stories open with The Affliction, which details Javier Castillo's astonishing ability to disappear and reappear at will....of course being invisible, like so many people in marginalized communities, is as disquieting as being among the 'disappeared' of Latin American history.... A heartfelt and well-crafted work. --Library Journal, March 2018
These stories share history and heart and while set in the Latino community, they could be set anywhere and at anytime.... Do not expect to close the covers and walk away from the book. It will stay with you and you will consider and reconsider what you have read. --Amos Lassen, Reviews
“...These tales …like the stories of Julio Cortázar…remind us of how varied and unpredictable short stories, like the world itself, can be.” (Charles Baxter)
“...exhilarating…” (Laura van den Berg)
“...a fascinating, multilayered collection...’” (Manuel Muñoz)