Bogotá: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, Alfaguara, 2018. Fourth Edition. Paperback. 261p., wrps. New. Item #69292
"Canciones para el incendio" is a collection of stories by Juan Gabriel Vásquez, exploring the lives of characters such as a photographer who learns something she would have preferred not to; a veteran of the Korean War who confronts his past during a seemingly inoffensive encounter; a writer who uncovers the life of an exciting women after the discovery of a book from 1887; and much more. The men and women in these pages are all touched by violence, in both direct and tangential ways, and their lives are forever changed by a fortuitous encounter or the action of incomprehensible forces.