Fiction Review Disorienting tales of intimacy, obsession and death | Morning Star

ARGENTINA has a long and rich tradition of high-calibre short-story writers, Roberto Arlt, Jorge Luis Borges, Silvina Ocampo and Samantha Schweblin among them.

They all have in common a natural capacity to depict the everyday in ways that reveal hidden truths, sometimes exposing the violent forces of nature, the ambiguities of social relationships or the full power of human obsessions.

Jorge Consiglio joins their ranks now with his short-story collection Southerly, the first to be translated into English.

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