Mothers and Dogs

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"Mining everyday life in Mexico and abroad for psychological insight, these subtle, unsettling stories reveal new ways of looking at our world. The first story collection from prize-winning author Fabio Morábito available in English, Mothers and Dogs features fifteen tales that show the emotional extremes involved in seemingly trivial details and quotidian situations: two brothers worry more about a dog locked in an apartment who hasn't been fed than they do about their dying mother; a man's evening jog on a racetrack turns into a savage battle between runners when the lights go out; a daughter learns to draft business letters as an homage to her mother. As he deftly explores feelings of loneliness and despair endemic in modern society, Morábito finds threads of unexpected humor and lightness"--.