My Father Thinks I’m a Fakir. By Claudia Apablaza. Translation from the Spanish by Toshiya Kamei. ISBN 978-179092056-3 . $17.95
Claudia Apablaza (b. 1978) is an award-winning Chilean writer. Her books include Siempre te creíste la Virginia Woolf (2011), Goø y el amor (2012), and Diario de quedar embarazada (2017). English Translations of her fiction have appeared in Gargoyle Magazine, Hayden's Ferry Review, St. Petersburg Review, Yalobusha Review; and her story "I Think I Made You Up Inside My Head" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. This is her first book to appear in English.
"Apablaza is a fixation master. Common sense implies that fixation would lead to a mind being in control and focused. But it doesn't, obsession often leads to out of control emotions and impulsive decisions. Apablaza understands that troubling nature of feeling possessed."
–Noah Cicero, author of Blood-Soaked Buddha/Hard Earth Pascal
"Claudia Apablaza writes about love, relationships, family, desperation, meaning, mental-and-physical health, sadness, and confusion in a distinctively strange and subtly playful way that I find exciting, moving, funny, and calming."
–Tao Lin, author of Trip