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Judith Kerman, translator of Between Two Silences/Entre Dos Silencios to read – NYC, Thursday April 24th 2014


Judith Kerman, translator of Hilma Contreras’ Between Two Silences / Entre Dos Silencios will read from the book at an event at the WordUp Bookstore in New York on Thursday April 24th. The event starts at 7pm. Books will be available for sale. Ms. Kerman will read in Spanish and English. The program will also contain readings from Praises & Offenses: Three Women Poets from the Dominican Republic (BOA Editions)

This is part of WordUp’s ongoing “Face Out” series.

Who: Judith Kerman. Translator.
What: Reading from “Between Two Silences / Entre Dos Silencios” by Hilma Contreras
Where: WordUp Bookstore 2113 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10032 Map
When: Thursday 24th April, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00pm
Cost: Free

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Between Two Silences / Entre Dos Silencios – Hilma Contreras – Translated by Judith Kerman

Hilma Contreras - Between Two Silences / Entre Dos Silencios

Fiction in translation (Spanish / English)
Paper, perfect bound, 122 pp
2013, ISBN 978-1-936419-31-9
$16.95 plus s&h


“Between Two Silences / Entre Dos Silencios” is a book of remarkable short stories by the great Dominican writer Hilma Contreras. These short stories (some very short) are often mysterious and quirky, with a shimmer of heat and fire, a glisten of water and a frisson which comes from not quite knowing where you are or what’s about to happen. Many stories have a sly humor and surprise endings. The reader is sometimes left with a feeling of regret, sometimes a feeling of elation and often a sense of something just out of reach.

Mayapple Press is proud to publish the

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