Proceed with Caution: Stories and a Novella

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Schaffner Press
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5.2 X 8.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author
Patricia Ratto is an Argentine writer and teacher. She is the author of the novels Pequeños hombres blancos (Little White Men, 2006), Nudos (Knots, 2008), and Trasfondo (Background, 2012) and the story collection Faunas (Wildlife, 2017), all published by Adriana Hidalgo Editora. Many of her short stories have been published in literary magazines and anthologies, while her novels have previously been translated into Italian, and her novella, Trasfondo, is scheduled to be turned into a feature film by award-winning Argentine director Pablo Giorgelli. Proceed With Caution is her English language debut. Andrea G. Labinger has published numerous translations of Latin American fiction. Gesell Dome, her translation of Guillermo Saccomanno's noir novel Cámara Gesell (Open Letter, 2016), won a PEN/Heim Translation Award and was long-listed for the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses' Firecracker Award. Her most recent translation, Saccomanno's 77 (Open Letter 2019) was selected as a finalist for the 2020 Best Translated Book Awards.
"Argentinian writer Ratto's revelatory... English-language debut collects stories and a novella featuring intensely watchful, unassuming narrators who imbue the stories with a sense of foreboding." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Beautifully translated by Andrea G. Labinger, Patricia Ratto's thrillingly claustrophobic stories in Proceed With Caution are told 'in a pure present that sooner or later will also be devoured' - by delighted readers." TERESE SVOBODA Author of Great American Desert
Often eerie, sometimes bizarrely comical, other times head-shakingly disconcerting...Argentinian writer Patricia Ratto makes an engrossing English-language debut with eight stories and a novella that prove - in a word - highly unpredictable. - Terry Hong, Smithsonian Book Dragon