By Claudia Ulloa Donoso
Translated by Lily Meyer
A beautiful, slim book from Bogotá39 member Claudia Ulloa Donoso comprised of magical short stories and texts that explore the strangeness of everyday life.
Publication Date: August 17, 2021
After leaving Peru to pursue graduate school north of the Arctic circle, Claudia Ulloa Donoso began blogging about insomnia. Not hers, necessarily – the blog was never defined as fact or fiction. Her blog posts became the bones of Little Bird, a collection of short stories with the fervent self-declaration of diary entries and hallucinatory haze of sleeplessness. Blending narration and personal experience, the stories in Little Bird stretch reality, a sharp-shooting combination of George Saunders and Samanta Schweblin. Characters real and unreal, seductive, shape-changing, and baffling come together in smooth prose that leaves readers questioning their own truth.