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Sleeping Dragons


Magela Baudoin Wendy Burk

144 pages
Schaffner Press Inc
Baudoin's beguiling portrayals of day-to-day lives belie the unsettling feeling of things unseen and unsaid, and on the verge of falling apart. In the title story, a pregnant woman on an eco-adventure to escape a recent break-up finds herself heading towards an even murkier future. In "Mengele in Love," a chambermaid in a hotel reminisces about her lost love for a previous resident. As Alberto Manguel observes in his introduction "each story takes a situation to unexpected extremes, and the endings are always surprising and subtly justified."
Author Bio
Author Magela Baudoin is a journalist, writer and professor who lives in La Paz, Bolivia. Throughout her 20 years in journalism, she has published articles, reports, interviews and columns in different newspapers, weeklies and magazines in Bolivia such as La Razón, La Prensa and Nueva Crónica.. She is the founder and coordinator of the Creative Writing program at the Private University of Santa Cruz. Wendy Burk is the author of Tree Talks: Southern Arizona (Delete Press), which was named to Entropy's list of the best poetry books of 2016. She is the translator of two poetry collections by Tedi López Mills, Against the Current (Phoneme Media) and While Light Is Built (Kore Press). Wendy is the recipient of a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Projects Fellowship. Born in Port-au-Prince, Michele-Jessica (M.J.) Fièvre is the founding editor of Sliver of Stone Magazine and the author of A Sky the Color of Chaos (Beating Windward, 2015). She obtained her MFA from the Creative Writing program at Florida International University and now serves as a project manager for Logan Masterworks (Art, Writing, & Translation), working closely with various U.S. publishers and literary organizations such as the Miami Book Fair. M.J. translates from and into English, French, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.