March 31, 2023
5.6 X 8.2 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author
Margarita Saona teaches Latin American literature and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was born in Peru and studied linguistics and literature at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru. She received a Ph.D. in Latin American literature from Columbia University in New York. She is interested in issues of memory, cognition, empathy, and representation in literature and the arts. She has published books on literary and cultural criticism such as Novelas familiares: Figuraciones de la nación en la novela latinoamericana contemporánea (Rosario, 2004) and Memory Matters in Transitional Perú (London, 2014), and Despadre: Masculinidades, travestismos y ficciones de la ley en la literatura peruana. Her short fiction collections are Comehoras (Lima, 2008), Objeto perdido (Lima, 2012), and La ciudad en que no estás (Lima, 2020). She also has a book of poems, Corazón de hojalata/Tin Heart (Chicago, 2017) and an unpublished collection of poems entitled Precaria materia. She is currently working two books, a short essay entittled De monstruos y cyborgs and Corazón en trance, a memoir about her experience of heart transplantation.
"The beauty in The Ghost of You is an experience in storytelling that one will not soon forget. It is a haunting that is done so gloriously that I realized at its end I was witness to the work of a modern master. This is a collection I will be grateful to return to and reread." Carrie Stanton, The Miramichi Reader "It fits on the shelf beside my beloved Clarice Lispector books, quite near books by Lydia Davis, C.D. Wright, Elisa Gabbert, Sarah Manguso, Kristjana Gunnars, Anne Boyer, Kate Zambreno, Mary Ruefle. And it's not like The Ghost of You, per se, resembles any of these books, but I suppose in my way I'm organizing a very interesting imaginary guest list for a cocktail party." Shawna Lemay, Author, Transactions With Beauty Blog.