Today we’re happy to share the short story Espresso by the award-winning Chilean writer Eliah Germani (Gonzalo Soto Germani) in the engaging translation by Marko Miletich. We like this story because it depicts an apparent tragic encounter in an urban environment, but with humorous overtones reminiscent of Woody Allen. The language is enjoyably sarcastic and the translation keeps it alert and comic without making it sound pedantic.
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—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman