The author has been widely acclaimed Peru's master storyteller. Until now, however, few of his stories have been translated into English. This volume brings together fifteen stories written during the period 1952-1975, which were collected in the three volumes of La palabra del mudo.
A native of Lima, Peru, Julio Ramon Ribeyro was the author of eight volumes of short stories, as well as novels, plays, and literary criticism. Translator Dianne Douglas is an associate professor of Spanish at Louisiana Tech University.