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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

No Stars in the Sky

by (author) Martha Bátiz

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
May 2022
Category
Short Stories (single author), Hispanic & Latino, Contemporary Women
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487010027
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $22.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487010034
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $18.99

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Description

“Profoundly moving and beautifully written . . . each story is its own universe that transports the reader through the characters’ joy and pain.” — Amy Stuart  

The nineteen stories in No Stars in the Sky feature strong but damaged female characters in crisis. Tormented by personal conflicts and oppressive regimes that treat the female body like a trophy of war, the women in No Stars in the Sky face life-altering circumstances that either shatter or make them stronger, albeit at a very high price. True to her Latin American roots, Bátiz shines a light on the crises that concern her most: the plight of migrant children along the Mexico–U.S. border, the tragedy of the disappeared in Mexico and Argentina, and the generalized racial and domestic violence that has turned life into a constant struggle for survival. With an unflinching hand, Bátiz explores the breadth of the human condition to expose silent tragedies too often ignored.

About the author

MARTHA BÁTIZ is an award-winning writer, translator, and professor of Spanish language in literature. She is the author of four books, including the story collection Plaza Requiem, winner of an International Latino Book Award, and the novella The Wolf’s Mouth, winner of the Casa de Teatro Prize. Born and raised in Mexico City, she lives in Toronto.

 

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Editorial Reviews

This incisive and evocative collection of stories feature strong and resilient women faced with violence, disappearance and tragedies that all too often remain unseen.

Ms. Magazine