Why, Why, Why?

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Price
$13.95  $12.97
Publisher
Open Letter
Publish Date
Pages
114
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781948830041

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About the Author

Quim Monzó was born in Barcelona in 1952. He has been awarded the National Award, the City of Barcelona Award, the Prudenci Bertrana Award, the El Temps Award, the Lletra d'Or Prize for the best book of the year, and the Catalan Writers' Award, and he has been awarded Serra d'Or magazine's prestigious Critics' Award four times. He has also translated numerous authors into Catalan, including Truman Capote, J. D. Salinger, and Ernest Hemingway.

Peter Bush is an award-winning translator who lives in Barcelona. His translations include Juan Goytisolo's Níjar Country, Teresa Solana's A Shortcut to Paradise, Alain Badiou's In Praise of Love, and Josep Pla's The Gray Notebook.

Reviews
"Today's best known writer in Catalan. He is also, no exaggeration, one of the world's great short-story writers."--The Independent

"A gifted writer, he draws well on the rich tradition of Spanish surrealism . . . to sustain the lyrical, visionary quality of his imagination."--New York Times

"Monzó delivers drollery on nearly every page, in observations that are incisive and hilarious and horrifying, often all at once."--Publishers Weekly

"Monzó blends verve and precision in these stories while also posing bold philosophical questions."--Kirkus Reviews

"The darkly strange stories in Why, Why, Why? . . . expose the tragic absurdities of human relationships. . . . In tales as cautionary as they are wickedly humorous, Monzo's characters self-destruct, while readers can't help but bear witness, asking themselves: Why?"--Samantha Zaboski, Shelf Awareness