Trout, Belly Up

Trout, Belly Up

by Rodrigo Fuentes

Translated by Ellen Jones

Published by: Charco Press

97 Pages, 5.10 x 7.80 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781916465619
  • Published: February 2021

$14.95

In seven interconnected short stories, the Guatemalan countryside is ever-present: a place of timeless peace, and the site of sudden violence. Don Henrik, a good man struck time and again by misfortune, confronts the crude realities of farming life, family obligation, and the intrusions of merciless entrepreneurs, hitmen, drug dealers, and fallen angels, all wanting their piece of the pie. Told with precision and a stark beauty, Trout, Belly Up is a beguiling, disturbing ensemble of moments set in the heart of a rural landscape in a country where brutality is never far from the surface.