Published 28th September 2023Pre-order
Dazzling, hallucinatory stories by Sara Gallardo, a rediscovered Argentinian contemporary of García Márquez
‘One of my favourite books by one of my favourite Argentinian authors’ Samanta Schweblin, author of Little Eyes
Dazzling and hallucinatory, the stories collected here recall the masters of magical realism - but with Gallardo’s distinctive, idiosyncratic slant. An old man wakes up one morning to find that his beloved garden, the envy of all his neighbours, is floating away with him on board. A young woman moves to Buenos Aires, bringing with her a replacement head. A meek German missionary leaves Paraguay for the Pampas, completely unprepared for what he will encounter there. Resplendent with otherworldly imagery and beguiling prose, Land of Smoke presents a uniquely compelling voice in Latin American literature.