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Mariposas Negras: Cuentos y Relatos Extraños (Spanish Edition) by [Melanie Marquez Adams]

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An enticing set of stories with elements of magical realism commonly associated with Latin American literature. Mariposas negras by Melanie Márquez Adams is a Spanish short story collection that delves in the mystical, macabre and eerie corners of the soul while juxtaposing them with brush strokes of atypical beauty and magical instances.  
Márquez Adams' use of plot twists as well as her natural ability to bend reality produces the desired uncertainty and anticipation required for this genre. -LATINO BOOK REVIEW

"Hacía mucho que no leía un libro de cuentos que me atrapara tanto."​
- Alejandra Ferrazza, directora de Nagari Magazine 

Los cuentos de esta obra están escritos con mucho cuidado; han sido compuestos tomando en cuenta cada detalle, buscando cada palabra con exactitud. Cada historia cuenta con una descripción mesurada de alguna imagen, de algún elemento sensorial: un olor, una textura, una sensación provocada por la acción del ambiente. De allí que los lectores se topen con pasajes como estos: "Miles de serpentinas plateadas caían a torrentes desde el cielo, estrellándose y haciendo crujir el parabrisas a su paso" (53) - Naida Saavedra, escritora venezolana. Revista Suburbano Ediciones (Miami).
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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EL UNIVERSO DE MELANIE MÁRQUEZ ADAMS nos sumerge en aguas mansas que desembocan sigilosas en las profundidades del ser humano. Sus referentes mágicos encajan y dejan que el lector sea partícipe de estas historias que vibran con elementos de lo extraño. Personajes que viven sus vidas con desenfado y se enfrentan a sus propios miedos e inseguridades. La autora altera y complica la realidad creando historias que evocan nuestra fragilidad, aquel fino límite que muchas veces nos separa de la locura. ............................... --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B077S5GKYX
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Eskeletra Editorial; 1st edition (November 26, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 26, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ Spanish
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 104 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 93 pages
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Melanie Márquez Adams is an Ecuadorian American writer and translator who has made her home in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds an MFA in Spanish Creative Writing from the University of Iowa where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. Her most recent fiction and nonfiction can be found in journals such as The Southern Review, Puerto del Sol, Laurel Review, Spanglish Voces, and Huellas Magazine. She is the author of a collection of short stories and two essay collections, as well as the editor of the anthology Del sur al norte: Narrativa y poesía de autores andinos, winner of a 2018 International Latino Book Award. A tireless advocate of Spanish-language writers in the US, Melanie serves as Spanish content editor for Latino Book Review, and producer and translator for Tres Cuentos Literary Podcast. She is a cataloging librarian at Vanderbilt University.

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