On Monday, October 10th, at 7 p.m., join us to discuss Fish Soup by Margarita Garcia Robayo. You can attend in person at our Nolita location, 52 Prince Street, or RSVP above to join via Zoom.
In two novellas and seven short stories, Fish Soup blends cynicism and beauty with a rich vein of dark humor.
"Waiting for a Hurricane" follows a girl obsessed with escaping both her life and her country. Emotionally detached from her family, and disillusioned with what the future holds if she remains, she takes ever more drastic steps to achieve her goal, seemingly oblivious to the damage she is causing both herself and those around her. "Worse Things" offers snapshots of lives in turmoil, frayed relationships, family taboos, and rejection of and by society. And "Sexual Education" examines the attempts of a student to tally the strict doctrine of abstinence taught at her school with the very different moral norms that prevail in her social circles.
At once blunt and poetic, Garcia Robayo delves into the lives of her characters, simultaneously evoking sympathy and revulsion, challenging the reader's loyalties throughout the remarkable universe that is Fish Soup.