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Mouthful of Birds - Samanta Schweblin
Mouthful of Birds
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'Superb' -- Vogue 'What makes Schweblin so startling as a writer, however, what makes her rare and important, is that she is impelled not by mere talent or ambition but by vision.' -- New York Times A powerful, eerily unsettling story collection from a major international literary star. The... show more
'Superb' -- Vogue

'What makes Schweblin so startling as a writer, however, what makes her rare and important, is that she is impelled not by mere talent or ambition but by vision.' -- New York Times

A powerful, eerily unsettling story collection from a major international literary star.

The brilliant stories in Mouthful of Birds burrow their way into your psyche and don't let go. Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary collection featuring women on the edge, men turned upside down, the natural world at odds with reality. We think life is one way, but often, it's not -- our expectations for how people act, love, fear can all be upended. Each character in Mouthful of Birds must contend with the unexpected, whether a family coming apart at the seams or a child transforming or a ghostly hellscape or a murder.

Schweblin's stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark take on huge implications, leaving your pulse racing, and the line between the real and the strange blurs.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780399184635
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
1.0 Mouthful of Birds ★☆☆☆☆
Again, I guess I'm in the minority on this one, but these stories are simply too abstract for me to enjoy. I'm too busy trying to figure wtf is going on to appreciate anything else about the writing, etc. Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. DNF at 27%, after the fourth incom...
KuntuZangmo
KuntuZangmo rated it
3.0 A madárevő
Depresszionista liláskodás. Van amúgy értelme, ha magyaráz bele az ember.Ja, időközben újraolvastam belőle pár történetet és meggondoltam magam, pontosabban előbb meggondoltam magam, és aztán olvastam őket újra, egy része egész jó. Liláskodásnak persze liláskodás, de jó árnyalat. Azért persze van, a...
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