The Houseguest: And Other Stories, by Amparo Davila

The Houseguest: And Other Stories, by Amparo Davila

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Like a dream, Dávila's fictional realm is filled with signs and symbols, with hybrid creatures who appear to defy the laws of nature, and with characters who do not act according to logic or reason. Her writing is intentionally opaque and allows readers to draw a number of different interpretations; it is this intriguing, elusive quality that has perhaps led to her enduring popularity in Mexico.

November 27, 2018.