Those Who Come at Night

Fernanda García Lao

SHORT STORIES. SEIX BARRAL, 2018. 184 PAGES

The beauty of the night includes its underworld. Written in a spontaneous tone, Los que vienen de la noche is a collection of scenes that, when combined, paint a picture of a single night. When one person is celebrating, another suffers. While someone makes love, someone else is committing murder. These are just some of the juxtapositions presented in this book.

Somewhere between stories and poems, these snapshots depict a journey through the darkness, one that instead of providing answers simply asks more questions. It is not sociology or anthropology but rather a fictional, poetic experiment in nocturnal existence. In the tradition of Bataille, it seeks to create a clear-minded consciousness in the belief that ‘intimacy can only be found at night'.
Fernanda García Lao and Guillermo Saccomanno, the authors of Amor invertido (Inverted Love); a unique, brazen erotic novella, return with another collaboration. On this occasion they have created an imagined map of the darkness. Los que vienen de la noche is an introspective, densely poetic, unsettling, seductive work full of crazy humour that reveals what we don't want to see: who we are when we turn out the lights.

 

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish SEIX BARRAL

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