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Featured: El mar estaba sereno by Jorge Majfud

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Title: El mar estaba sereno

Author: Jorge Majfud

Genre: Fiction/Short Story/Spanish Language

Format: Paperback

430 Pages

Publisher: Izana Editores

Publication Date: Spain, 2017

Synopsis:  Escritor uruguayo estadounidense. Graduado arquitecto por la Universidad de la Republica del Uruguay, master y PhD en Estudios Hispánicos por la Universidad de Georgia, ha vivido y trabajado en diferentes países de América del Sur, América Central, África, Asia y Europa. Es el autor de varios libros de ensayos y análisis como El eterno retorno de Quetzalcóatl, Una teoría de los campos semánticos, y novelas como La reina de América, la ciudad de la Luna, Crisis y Tequila. Ha participado en diferentes libros colectivos como The Routledge History of Latin American Culture y en colaboración con autores como Eduardo Galeano y Noam Chomsky. Es colaborador frecuente de diferentes medios como Huffington Post, El País de Madrid, Pagina/12, Radio Nacional Argentina, Radio Uruguay, Radio Nacional de España, Russia Today TV, etc. Ha sido profesor de matemáticas y diseño en la Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay, en la Facultad de Arquitectura de la Universidad Hispanoamericana de Costa Rica, ha enseñado literatura en la Universidad de Georgia y en Lincoln University de Pennsylvania. Actualmente es profesor de Literatura latinoamericana y Estudios Internacionales en Jacksonville University. Su última novela es El mar estaba sereno (Izana, Madrid 2017).
Su blog: majfud.org

Buying Link : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/8494456784?ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738&tag=letralia-20&creativeASIN=8494456784

About The Author
Majfud is one of the main exponents (or is he the founder?) of what he calls “exploration literature”, that is, a literature that has little to do with the literature of fun, entertainment, the cult to the refined literary technique. Majfud’s literature is never an easy-to-read literature. It is a need for literature in which the characters, the environments, the narrator, everything, are immersed in the feelings and existential concerns of the human being, that explores, lives, reflects, and almost never come to a strong response,,, despite to that the story of each character can be like any common life, but it is always, or frequently, complex, or the character or the narrator stops to expose all that in daily life we prefer not to think about.
 
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New Release: Unexpected by P.F. Citizen One (10/7/2016)

October 5, 2016-

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Unexpected by P.F. Citizen One

 

Title: Unexpected-Short Stories from Around The World

Author: P.F. Citizen One

Genre: Fiction/Short Stories/World Travel/Literature

Format: Kindle 

Publisher: Bookbaby

Publication Date: October 7, 2016

Synopsis:    A series of short, true life stories, which are the product of the travels and observations of one man. The stories are a miscellaneous collection of the funny and sad, of tragedy, love and friendship. And they are all, in a way, unexpected.  
Unexpected takes you on a journey from a Brazilian working on the oil rigs of Venezuela, who gets the shock of his life, to the uplifting story of a Chinese beggar living on the streets, entertaining passers-by with his songs and surviving through the mercy and kindness of others.  
There is a story for each of us in this book. Each one is subtly different and each carries either a message of hope for lost, or of caution for the unwary.
Unexpected is just that. Just as life is and just as the course of our lives run, at times unexpectedly.

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR P.F. CITIZEN

If you had to describe your book as a whole in three sentences (they can be long sentences) what would they be? 
Unexpected is a collection of true life short stories my travels around the world and the people I have met. The book features seven thought-provoking, humorous and engaging stories that end with the most unlikely twist.

 What was the inspiration for the selection of short stories? Why did you decide this instead of one continuous novel?  I have learned a lot about life from listening and being kind to people, as well as from stories others have shared with me. I actively listen, and often feel like I’ve heard these stories many times before, until I realize that each story is unexpected and instructive. These experiences have inspired me to write.

I wanted to write the type of stories that I would enjoy reading: true life stories. Short stories. At first, you feel like you’ve heard these stories many times before, until you read the ending. This is true life—unexpected.

Can you tell us more about one story?

In one of the stories, The Wedding Contract, a man who was forced to sign a pre-nuptial agreement simply because his wife was wealthy and he was considered poor. As time went on, fortunes changed and the man became far wealthier than his wife. His wife and friends dreaded the worst from him because of his new financial position but what he did next was shocking.

Finally where can my readers keep up with you and your writing?   You can keep up with me through my website or my Facebook page:

Website: http://c1unexpected.com/

Facebook page: Unexpected by Citizen ONE
https://www.facebook.com/Unexpected-by-Citizen-ONE-175623995830489/

Amazon link:
https://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Short-Stories-Around-World-ebook/dp/B01LYV8MIB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475525996&sr=8-1&keywords=pf+citizen+one

 

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