by Cherilyn Elston

Cockfight – María Fernanda Ampuero

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The majority of the stories in Cockfight end on an uneasy note that suggests the continuity of violence and the messy reality of living with its legacy.

Brother in Ice – Alicia Kopf

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The aims of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration are exposed by the writer as quests into nothingness.

Sexographies – Gabriela Wiener

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The collection conveys a profound honesty about female sexuality that goes beyond a simple defense of sexual freedom to expose the complexities of desire, the body, and psychology.