Mouthful of Birds (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: January 7, 2019
Summer 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List
— Karen Rasure, The Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves, MO
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Unearthly and unexpected, the stories in Mouthful of Birds burrow their way into your psyche and don't let go. Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary, masterful collection.
Schweblin's stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark take on huge implications, leaving your pulse racing, and the line between the real and the strange blur.
Audiobook table of contents:
Headlights, read by Erin Bennett
Preserves, read by Allyson Ryan
Butterflies, read by Mark Bramhall
Mouthful of Birds, read by Kaleo Griffith
Santa Claus Sleeps at Our House, read by Kirby Heyborne
The Digger, read by Rob Shapiro
Irman, read by Mark Deakins
The Test, read by Fred Sanders
Toward Happy Civilization, read by Mark Bramhall
Olingiris, read by Erin Bennett
My Brother Walter, read by Arthur Morey
The Merman, read by Hillary Huber
Rage of Pestilence, read by Paul Boehmer
Heads Against Concrete, read by Robbie Daymond
The Size of Things, read by Fred Sanders
Underground, read by Ray Porter
Slowing Down, read by Danny Campbell
On the Steppe, read by Cassandra Campbell
A Great Effort, read by John H. Mayer
The Heavy Suitcase of Benavides, read by Josh Horowitz
About the Author
SAMANTHA SCHWEBLIN is the author of the Man Booker International shortlisted novel Fever Dream. She was chosen as one of the 22 best writers in Spanish under the age of 35 by Granta and is on the Bogota39-2017 list. She is also the author of three story collections that have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize. Her work has been translated into 20 languages. Originally from Buenos Aires, she lives in Berlin.
MEGAN MCDOWELL has translated books by many contemporary South American and Spanish authors, and her translations have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Paris Review, McSweeney's, Words Without Borders, and Vice, among other publications. She lives in Chile.