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Iris Garcia Cuevas

Iris Garcia Cuevas was born in Acapulco in 1977. She is a novelist, playwright and journalist. In 2008 she won the National Novel Prize Ignacio Manuel Altamirano and the Short Story Prize Maria Luisa Ocampo.

Good Shadow

Iris Garcia Cuevas' work captures the atmosphere of violence that marks one of Mexico's historical contexts. The author creates borderline characters (prostitutes, drug-dealers, serial killers) typical of noir fiction, but draws them through a radically new and transparent perspective. These stories are part of Ojos Que No Ven, Corazon Desierto, published by Editorial Tierra Adentro.

A Dream of Sand

It is not me. The woman lying with wide open legs, dressed in the ridiculous robe that ties with two strings around my back, it is not me. I have always been scared of needles.

A Little Love

Virginia took the young man's hand. A small hand, very small, the hand of a malnourished boy. "Come, I will bathe you," she said, and led him into the room. "I don't like bathing." She clicked her tongue, and took off his shirt anyway.

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