Want to be engrossed in an epic story? Then this is the book for you!
In addition to the the hardbound book "The Faraway World" by Patrica Engle you will also receive a bookmark, a tea from the Ohio Tea Co, and a coffee from Fair Dinkum Coffee Roasters.
About the Book:
"Intimate and panoramic, these stories bring to life the liminality of regret, the vibrancy of community, and the epic deeds and quiet moments of love... With flowing, beautiful language, Engel shows us a gritty reality, but mixes in doses of dark humor and empathy." -- Book Riot
"Any fan of Engel's work will tell you to prepare yourself for unique and intimate layered storytelling. You'll find that and so much more in this new short story collection exploring themes of community, regret and migration." -- TODAY
"These 10 compelling stories follow characters that feel as real as I do, grappling with human struggles that feel both uniquely new and nearly universal. If you're looking for a collection that will touch your heart and make you look at your fellow humans more generously, this one's a can't-miss." -- Good Housekeeping
"A haunting read... No matter how far these stories travel, Engel infuses intimacy and care in every single life she writes." -- Chicago Review of Books
"When you're in a dark place, you just want someone next to you with a (proverbial) flashlight, holding your hand. Patricia Engel does that in this evocative collective featuring Colombians and Colombian expats teetering on the line between despair, and resilience." --Erin Kodicek, Amazon Best of the Month pick
"A pleasure to read... Engel's multinational update of dirty realism is full of ironic flair, imagination, and empathy." -- *Starred* Kirkus Reviews
"Engel writes with empathy and care... [Her] character-focused short stories are thought-provoking and intense; readers of literary fiction will enjoy this masterfully written collection." --Library Journal
"Engel's in fine form in all the short stories, as she examines the intersections of class, immigration, and families." -- Town & Country
"[An] engrossing collection... Engel's alluring story lines and empathy for her characters make this a winner." --Publishers Weekly
Two Colombian expats meet as strangers on the rainy streets of New York City, both burdened with traumatic pasts. In Cuba, a woman discovers her deceased brother's bones have been stolen, and the love of her life returns from Ecuador for a one-night visit. A cash-strapped couple hustles in Miami, to life-altering ends.
The Faraway World is a collection of arresting stories from the New York Times bestselling author of Infinite Country, Patricia Engel, "a gifted storyteller whose writing shines even in the darkest corners" ( The Washington Post). Intimate and panoramic, these stories bring to life the liminality of regret, the vibrancy of community, and the epic deeds and quiet moments of love.