Oswaldo Estrada (Santa Ana, California, 1976). Born in Perú, he is an author of fiction, an essayist and a Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He lived in Lima until the age of fourteen, when his family immigrated to the United States. He is the author and editor of several books of literary and cultural criticism, such as Ser mujer y estar presente. Also: Disidencias de género en la literatura mexicana contemporánea (2014), Senderos de violencia. Latinoamérica y sus narrativas armadas (2015) and Troubled Memories: Iconic Mexican Women and the Traps of Representation (2018). He is the author of El secreto de los trenes (2018), an adaptation for young readers of “El guardagujas” by Juan José Arreola. His works of fiction have appeared in anthologies in Perú and the United States and in reviews such as Los Bárbaros, Suburbano, Aurora Boreal, Hiedra Magazine, Literal: Latin American Voices, and Latin American Literature Today.
The characters in these stories ask for help in many ways. They suffer from terminal illnesses or profound psychological trauma. Political, domestic violence pursues them. They yearn to escape to other worlds, to set out on a pilgrimage. To grow roots in new lands. To be reborn. Or to die without anyone knowing. Suffering is described from the perspective...Stock available