Item description for Cuentos de Nuevos Aires y Buena York (Spanish Edition) by Mariela Dabbah...
Sixteen short stories where reality and fantasy intertwine seamlessly. The characters in this book live in Buenos Aires or in New York -and sometimes in between- but they are really citizens of the world. As we share their stories about love, loneliness, aging and surprising super powers, we get the feeling that the author has an unusual perception of those ghosts that hunt us around the corner. As noticed by several critics, Dabbah's work reveals the influence of argentinian writers Borges and Cortazar.
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Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dabbah focuses on helping Latinos navigate the American system. She writes and speaks on education, parent involvement, the job search and career advancement. She's a frequent guest in Spanish and English media. In 2009, she launched Latinos in College, a nationwide public awareness campaign to increase the graduation rate of Latinos.
Mariela Dabbah currently resides in the state of New York.
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Great storyteller Oct 31, 2006
Dabbah is a natural storyteller. She artfully combines the mundane with the "what if" aspect that thrills certain authors, such as Saramago, and Borges, amongst others, and her book of short stories is delighful to read. Each tale, written in Spanish, seems to pose a question, sometimes rhetoric, sometimes not. They all address different subjects, such as what would happen if certain words disappeared from dictionaries and could not be used, women and aging, a peculiar concept of time .... Dabbah questions the inner and outer world, and makes the questioning entertaining and food for thought. A great read.