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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.
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.
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.