Hubris

En este volumen Carlos Rubio nos ofrece Hubris –palabra griega que significa arrogancia pronunciada– una novela corta que describe la accidentada llegada del norteamericano Jason West al pueblo costero de Costa Blanca. Desde el principio vemos sus frustraciones y dificultades con el idioma, con los habitantes del pueblo y con las costrumbres en general. También presenciamos su cambio radical después de conocer a Nara Montero, residente del pueblo y su sorprendente reacción cuando ya está libre de regresar a los Estados Unidos. Además de la novela, el autor nos ofrece unos relatos, al igual que la novela, ambientados en Costa Blanca. En ellos encontramos personajes que ya hemos conocido de pasada en Hubris, pero que ahora adquieren su propia voz y nos permiten entrever sus conflictos internos: una mujer que imagina que su marido le es infiel; un adolescente a punto de perder la virginidad; una mujer religiosa que termina en un prostíbulo; dos hermanos gemelos cuyas vidas se bifurcan después de visitar una feria ambulante. El volumen concluye con Xinef, el eterno, cuento que alude al proceso creativo y a la fuerza de la imaginación.

Meet Carlos Rubio

CARLOS RUBIO was born in Cuba and came to the United States while still an adolescent. After finishing high school, he attended Concord College, West Virginia University and the University of Maryland. A bilingual novelist, in Spanish he has written Saga, Orisha and Hubris. In 1989 his novel Quadrivium received the Nuevo Leóoacute;n International Prize for Novels. In English he is the the author of Orpheus’s Blues, Secret Memories and American Triptych, a trilogy of satirical novels. In 2004 his novel Dead Time received Foreword’s Magazine Book of the Year Award. His novel Forgotten Objects was published by Editions Dedicaces in 2014 and was a finalist in the Readers Choice Awards in 2015. More recently, his novel Doble Filo was a finalist in the 2018 Reinaldo Arenas International Prize for Novels and published in 2019 by Ediciones Alféizar in Spain.

The Adventures of Mat Rufs: Mexican ‘Jewel’

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Mat Rufs loves to hop on a plane and travel to a destination—by himself and on the spur of the moment—to explore and immerse.

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Meet A. Liachenko

Anna Liachenko is an award-winning writer, entrepreneur, and author of The Adventures of Mat Rufs series which has won the Fiction Book of the Year award from the Corporate Live Wire. Alongside her writing, Anna leads Montreal-based marketing agency ZZINC health marketing inc. as its Chief Executive Officer. She is also a real estate investor, a mother of two wonderful boys, and an enthusiastic world traveler, having explored more than 30 countries with her partner, alone or with her family.