Temporal Coordinates

Author: Claudia Salazar Jiménez

Claudia Salazar Jiménez’s short stories talk about evil, about injustice, about abuse; but also about love, rage, fear, death, and writing. Old, but important issues; and also new ones, thanks to the special voice of an author who turns them into rivers that relentlessly take forme in an abandoned cat, a fearful woman with no name, a body disintegrating in front of television, a man who sees his legs cut and dies dreaming of waves.

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Original Language

SPANISH (Perú) | Animal de Invierno

English sample available


«One of the most important Peruvian authors of the last decade.» Giovanna Pollarolo, Peruvian writer

«Claudia Salazar Jiménez’s short stories represent, in various forms, the most real horror of contemporary life. (…) It’s not pure reality, that reality that would say “it’s like this”; it’s plus reality, taken even further than reality, and tells us “it’s like this, and feels like this: so terrible, so tremendous.» Alberto Chimal, Mexican writer

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