México, D.F. Editorial Almadía, 2016. First Edition. Paperback. 158p., wrps. New. Item #65725
"La composición de la sal" is a collection of stories about an old man who cannot stop crying and looks for a remedy to stop the sadness that overwhelms him; a young girl who, after being crowned queen of a local party, is kidnapped by a man; couples who wonder if their love has ended, or if they ever had it. All of these stories center on a void, an experience that, when traversed by the characters, leaves them with no sense of fulfillment, and the feeling that real life is sharp but ungraspable, even if it is part of them. Written by Bolivian author Magela Baudoin, winner of the Gabriel García Marquez Hispanic-American Story prize in 2015, and the National Novel Prize in 2014.