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I’m sure plenty of people have been on buses that broke down in Central America, but your note reminded me of when the same thing happened to me and a bunch of volunteers in Honduras. We had just spent an amazing week in the middle of the jungle helping to build a small library that would serve several remote villages. On the way back to Tegucigalpa our bus stopped in a rural area and we spent a few unnerving hours waiting for a replacement to arrive. Hope you made it out without any issues!


The Surrender is Veronica Scott Esposito’s “collection of facts” concerning how she embraced her true gender.


Two long essays of 10,000 words each on sex in—and out of—literature . . .

The first essay dives in to Nicholson Baker’s “sex trilogy,” explaining just what Baker is up to here and why these books ultimately fail to be as sexy as Baker might wish.

From there the book moves on to the second essay, which explains just why Spaniard Javier Marías does right what Baker does wrong . . .


5 essays. 2 interviews.

All in all, over 25,000 words of Latin American literary goodness.

3 never-before-published essays, including “The Digression”—a 4,000-word piece on the most important digression in César Aira’s career.

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