Ana Maria Shua's Death as a Side Effect, which will be published this fall by the University of Nebraska Press, transports readers to a dystopia future Argentina where gangs and professional thieves roam the streets, the wealthy purchase security behind fortified concrete walls and travel is unsafe all over the country. Protagonist Ernesto seeks his vanished lover through the closed districts and ubiquitous sercurity cameras. Ana María Shua’s brilliantly dark satire has been regarded as one of the one hundred best Latin American novels published in the last twenty-five years.
Shua is also the author of Microfictions (Nebraska 2009), which is comprised of short fictions --some only mere sentences--that challenge the imagination, riddle logic and show her humor. Shua is well-known for her flash fiction, particularly in her native Argentina, where she has published over forty books.
This month, her work will receive international attention at the Frankfurt Book Fair Oct. 6-10, where Argentina is the featured country. To see more information on the book fair click here.