In this collection, Fina Casalderrey regales us with five stories written in the starry firmament of night. In the title story, a woman moves with her husband to a house in the village, where she plans to give birth, and is approached by a gardener who offers to tend the garden at night. In “Appointment in the Gardens of the South”, a descendant of Galician emigrants to Argentina is drawn to a bronze statue whose face he cannot make out, which leads him to dig into his memory. In “Gusts of Mist”, a woman walks the Northern Way to Santiago de Compostela in pursuit of happiness. In “Residence Zero”, an artist moves to a new housing development in search of space, but finds it unsettling. In “An Ice Cream for Life”, a man is shocked to discover that he has no heart. This book is reminiscent of another classic of Galician literature, When There’s a Knock on the Door at Night, also available from Small Stations Press.
Publication Date: 08 September 2023 / Language: English / Paperback: 104 pages / Dimensions: 203 x 133 mm / Price: £8.99 / €12.99 / $14.99