The Faraway World: Stories

Patricia Engel

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*A New York Times Editors' Choice*

From the author of Infinite Country--a New York Times bestseller and a Reese's Book Club pick--comes a "rich and compelling" (The Washington Post) collection of ten exquisite, award-winning short stories set across the Americas and linked by themes of migration, sacrifice, and moral compromise.

Two Colombian expats meet as strangers on the rainy streets of New York City, both burdened with traumatic pasts. In Cuba, a woman discovers her deceased brother's bones have been stolen, and the love of her life returns from Ecuador for a one-night visit. A cash-strapped couple hustles in Miami, to life-altering ends.

"If you're looking for a collection that will touch your heart and make you look at your fellow humans more generously, this one's a can't-miss" (Good Housekeeping). Author Patricia Engel is "a wonder" (Lauren Groff) and these intimate and panoramic stories bring to life the liminality of regret, the vibrancy of community, and the epic deeds and quiet moments of love.

Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Published: 01/24/2023
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.81lbs
Size: 8.64h x 5.89w x 0.79d
ISBN: 9781982159528


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/17/2022
Booklist 11/01/2022 pg. 24
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2022
Library Journal 12/01/2022 pg. 100
Shelf Awareness 02/10/2023

About the Author
Patricia Engel is the author of Infinite Country, a New York Times bestseller and Reese's Book Club selection; The Veins of the Ocean, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; It's Not Love, It's Just Paris, winner of the International Latino Book Award; and Vida, a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway and Young Lions Fiction Awards, New York Times Notable Book, and winner of Colombia's national book award, the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her stories appear in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. Born to Colombian parents, and herself a dual citizen, Patricia is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Miami.