Through the Night Like a Snake: Latin American Horror Stories (Paperback)

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Through the Night Like a Snake: Latin American Horror Stories By Sarah Coolidge (Editor), Mónica Ojeda, Tomás Downey Cover Image
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This book contains ten short horror stories written by Latin American authors. Most striking is the role the terrain itself plays in setting the tone of horror in many of the stories. One story is set in a mountainous, bug-ridden jungle shack where new occupants repeatedly find tiny, finely carved animals made of bone. Another is set alongside a busy road outside a town in the Córdoba Pampass - a flat, pesticide drenched, dusty countryside. Yet another is in Chile during Pinochet’s rule, in a commune protected by the military. Perhaps extreme geographies and brutal histories both past and recent help make horror a fitting genre for Latin American writers.

— Kay Wosewick


A boy explores the abandoned house of a dead fascist...
A leaked sex tape pushes a woman to the brink...
A sex worker discovers a dark secret among the nuns of the pampas...
The mountain fog is not what it seems...
Kermit the Frog dreams of murder...

In ten chilling stories from an ensemble cast of contemporary Latin American writers, including Mariana Enriquez (tr. Megan McDowell), Camila Sosa Villlada (tr. Kit Maude), Claudia Hern ndez (tr. by Julia Sanches and Johanna Warren) and M nica Ojeda (tr. Sarah Booker and Noelle de la Paz), horror infiltrates the unexpected, taboo regions of the present-day psyche.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781949641578
ISBN-10: 1949641570
Publisher: Two Lines Press
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 232
Language: English