Spine-tingling and strange, Samanta Schweblin's writing expertly blurs the line between the surreal and the everyday. Translated by Megan McDowell.

The crunch of a bird’s wing. Abandoned by the roadside, newlywed brides scream with rage as they’re caught in the headlights of a passing car. A cloud of butterflies, so beautiful it smothers. Unearthly and unexpected, Mouthful of Birds is a collection of stories that burrow their way into the psyche with the feel of a sleepless night. Every shadow and bump in the dark takes on huge implications, leaving the pulse racing; blurring the line between the real and the strange.

The Man Booker International Prize 2019
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Samanta Schweblin

Samanta Schweblin

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Samanta Schweblin is the author of three story collections that have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize.
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Other nominated books by Samanta Schweblin

Little Eyes
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