The rock eaters : stories

Title The rock eaters : stories
Names Peynado, Brenda.
Book Number DB113668
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "What does it mean to be other? What does it mean to love in a world determined to keep us apart? These questions murmur in the heart of each of Brenda Peynado's strange and singular stories. Threaded with magic, transcending time and place, these stories explore what it means to cross borders and break down walls, personally and politically. In one story, suburban families perform oblations to cattlelike angels who live on their roofs, believing that their "thoughts and prayers" will protect them from the world's violence. In another, inhabitants of an unnamed dictatorship slowly lose their own agency as pieces of their bodies go missing and, with them, the essential rights that those appendages serve. "The Great Escape" tells of an old woman who hides away in her apartment, reliving the past among beautiful objects she's hoarded, refusing all visitors, until she disappears completely. In the title story, children begin to levitate, flying away from their parents and their home country, leading them to eat rocks in order to stay grounded. With elements of science fiction and fantasy, fabulism and magical realism, Brenda Peynado uses her stories to reflect our flawed world, and the incredible, terrifying, and marvelous nature of humanity." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Corzo, Frankie.
Malhotra, Sunil.
Santos, Jane.
Castillo, Inés del.
Reynoso, Alejandra.
Local Subject Commercial Audio - COMAU
Audience Notes Group narration - GN
Unrated - Commercial Audio - UR
LC Subject Magic realist fiction
Social problem fiction
Ghost stories
Short stories
Emigration and immigration - Fiction
Extraterrestrial beings - Fiction
Ghost stories
Social classes - Fiction
Virtual reality - Fiction
Xenophobia - Fiction
Fiction
Ghost stories
Magic realist fiction
Short stories
Social problem fiction
Fiction
Language English
Released 2024
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