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Cover for “Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories”

Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories

by Yamile Saied
Fiction, Hispanic American Topics | Audio

Fifteen original short stories from YA superstars, featuring Latin mythology’s most memorable monsters. From zombies to cannibals to death incarnate, this cross-genre anthology offers something for every monster lover. In Our Shadows Have Claws, bloodthirsty vampires are hunted by a quick-witted slayer; children are stolen from their beds by “el viejo de la bolsa” while a military dictatorship steals their parents; and anyone you love, absolutely anyone, might be a shapeshifter waiting to hunt. The worlds of these stories are dark but also magical ones, where a ghost-witch can make your cheating boyfriend pay, bullies are brought to their knees by vicious wolf-gods, a jar of fireflies can protect you from the reality-warping magic of a bruja—and maybe you’ll even live long enough to tell the tale. Set across Latin America and its diaspora, this collection offers bold, imaginative stories of oppression, grief, sisterhood, first love, and empowerment.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers.