Sunday, January 05, 2014

Book Log: Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Title: Wakefield
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Art: Ana Juan
Spanish Translation: Maria Jose Chulia Garcia
Publisher: Nordica Libros

Wakefield is the first book I managed to read in 2014, although this is really more of a chapbook, with only one story (albeit with a Spanish translation included) in it. I've never heard of the "Wakefield" story before until this particular edition was recommended by Jeffrey Ford. It's a quaint piece, and it's a perfect example of a story that feels like it's speculative fiction without containing fantasy or science fiction elements per se. This particular edition has art by Ana Juan, which accompanies the Spanish text. The original English version is at the end, although it misses out on most of the artwork.

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