Title Page, Copyright, Series Page

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Contents

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pp. v-viii

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Translator's Note

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pp. ix-xiv

In Dreaming of the Delta (La pasajera, 2008), Perla Suez spins a tale of secrecy and betrayal in which violence takes center stage. This private drama unfolds in a mansion on the banks of the Paraná River, while a collective tragedy erupts outside its doors. ...

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Act 1

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pp. 3-54

The old woman who walks at a steady, brisk pace with her head held high is sixty-seven years old and belongs to a world that no longer exists. She is tall and thin and wears her hair short. In one hand she carries a bag, and in the other, her purse. ...

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Act 2

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pp. 55-110

I am Lucía. It seems as if life is passing me by. April’s almost over, and even though it’s still light outside, the house is dark inside. ...

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April 7, 1979

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pp. 111-120

Yesterday afternoon, I saw the patrón in his bed for the last time. For a moment, he looked toward the window, his eyes shifting back and forth as if waiting for someone who hasn’t arrived. ...

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p. 121

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About the Author/Translator

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Perla Suez is an Argentine novelist, essayist, translator, and author of children’s books. She was born in Córdoba but lived the first fifteen years of her life in Basavilbaso in the province of Entre Ríos. ...