Lima: Editorial Planeta Peru, Seix Barral (Biblioteca Breve), 2019. First edition. Paperback. 183p., wrps. New. Item #186364
"Resina" is a collection of short stories inspired by the beatnik tradition's bleak brand of realism. The characters that author Richard Parra portrays are all broken and lost survivors of drug addiction, alcoholism, and various psychiatric disorders. Together they form a kind of renunciation of life, and, at the same time, a denial of death, and a celebration of the liminality from which they -- and we, the readers -- cannot escape.