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Her latest book, a collection of three novellas, is a darkly compelling work filled with complex characters, vibrant images, and sparklingly insightful prose. Each novella depicts the lives of various characters and their connections to one another. Sometimes the connections are because of family ties, sometimes because fate ironically brings their lives together.
The novellas are about the journeys, either conscious or unconscious, that the characters take, while seemingly they roam aimlessly, lost in a vastness that's too large for them to figure out. Though he's not aware of it, Noah is developmentally disabled.
In other words, a person who is "too innocent for the guilty world. He begins his journey in Annapolis in and we go through his ups and downs a lot more downs than ups all the way to New Orleans in During his journey he meets many people, some good, other evil. He learns and experiences many things, including the carnal love of a woman.
He develops a close, warm relationship with his mother, whom he had always believed to be his sister. Most intriguing of all, Noah has an ambitious dream - to build an ark he sees this as his destiny, having being named 'Noah' and save people and animals from a flood.
And, in New Orleans, he finally lives to see his dream come true. All throughout, however, there is a quiet atmosphere of sadness and doom, of helplessness. The story has the tone of a fable and some segments are dream-like and sparkle with beautiful, sensuous writing. The moon glimmered on the water, a mother watching him, and he stared at it for hours mesmerized and soothed.
He returned every night and stared at the moon until it had grown from a silver crescent to a large full round moon and it was simply too lovely to leave so he looked for a way into the water, and finally jumped, shocked by the coldness of it, the breath knocked out of him and he let himself sink, stopped breathing even before he was completely under and passed out.
At times her paragraphs are made up of only one long sentence, a la Garcia Marquez.
Although this can be annoying with some writers, Sanchez seems to have a talent for it. In The King and the Clockmaker, the author examines the origins of evil and the meaning of time.
The story itself is a nightmarish dream, a dream the narrator consciously has in order to avoid the pain of loss, and the random, senseless violence of the real world.
In this dream, which reads like a sinister fairytale, there are two main characters - the king and the clockmaker. The clockmaker builds the most magnificent clock for the king, who's always been obsessed with time.
Afterwards, however, the king sears the clockmaker's eyes with molten iron. Thus begins their disturbing relationship, for the kind clockmaker is set on getting his revenge, and the terrible king, in some ill way, seeks his forgiveness.
As they come to know each other, bonded by the infamous clock, truths emerge about the king, his childhood, and his gruesome nature. They become oddly dependant on one another until the king's demise. Afterwards the clockmaker's journey continues, a journey that takes him through many pathways.
This novella in particular is filled with complex metaphors and allegories, and some scenes shine with vivid, haunting imagery.
More poignant segments include the king killing a bird, then impaling it to bury it; or another even more lingering, the king happily lying under the bleeding body of his servant, whom he has just stabbed to death, and afterwards needing three bronze tubs of fresh water to cleanse himself of all the blood.
Sanchez also uses elements of magical realism to add intricacy and symbolism to the writing, like in the scene where a woman is turned into a stone and later on, when someone splits the stone, the woman's heart is found inside it.
She also gives forest animals preternatural attributes, as in the case of the buck and the mountain lion, thus adding to the magical realism effect.
The dream in this novella is an allegory of the perverse cruelty of the world, of "the accumulation of violence that is everywhere around us.
She soon becomes acquainted with Robert, a sinister young man who arouses fear in people and who enjoys manipulating them into committing 'evil' acts.
In fact, he's like the devil himself, whispering words into the characters' ears, tempting, gently provoking, until murder and violence ensue.
Without meaning to, Sara causes a man - a good man who's committed murder to avenge the crime committed against his young, innocent daughter - to go to prison.
Afterwards, Robert softly coaxes this man to take revenge against Sara. As with the other novellas, this one also deals with the concepts of evil and violence and how they are inherent in all of us, a theme that often surfaces in Sanchez's works.
Dreams, often violent, are always an element used by this author to add insight and symbolism to the writing. Sanchez also enjoys including wild animals in the story, not only as tools for magical realism, but to somehow show the paradox of the beauty and brutality that is nature - another one of her recurrent themes.
Three Novellas isn't an easy read. For the average reader, it is a challenge. For the sophisticated booklover, it is a tasty morsel to be savored slowly and patiently in order to absorb all it has to offer. What stands out, above all, is the purity and splendor of the writing.
Sanchez's works are rare delicacies.Short stories for students. Volume 2:presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied short stories Short stories in German THE SHORT STORY LAWN Religions of the world: a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practices Religions of the world: the illustrated guide to origins, beliefs, traditions & festivals Refranes.
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