Relatos reales / True Stories
Short stories and novellas , 2000
Ed. El Acantilado
“So, literature. And mixed literature. Pleasurably mixed, like in a novel. Because if I’m not mistaken, any good chronicle aspires to a triple status: that of poem, essay and story. More humbly — or more incapably — mine renounce the first two categories in advance; at their best moments, they may tend toward the latter. In fact, they might be able to be read, one by one, as stories. As true stories.” That’s what Javier Cercas had to say about this work.