Contemporary, character-driven novels | Upmarket fiction with multiple narratives | Books for bookclubs

Allow yourself to be transported to lesser-known climes and into the hearts and minds of quirky characters who surprise even themselves…

Author Edie Ayala, taking you across lesser-known climes

Multiple narratives...

…that take you on journeys across lesser-known climes through the voices of different characters.

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“She turned to watch the ore train snake its way down the scar that scratched a spiral path around the steep back of the Andes. It had just wound its way to the base of the closest mountain when her attention was captured by a red convertible Bel Air that pulled up and lurched to a halt in front of the house across the street. ”

– from SOUTH OF CENTRE –

Author, Edie Ayala unexpected endings

Quirky characters...

…fill the pages of fast-moving plots, traveling twisted paths that lead to unexpected ends, and they leave you laughing or wondering.

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“Growing up, he was unlucky no matter what. His life was plagued by mishaps and complications of mishaps that never seemed to completely unravel, one thing constantly becoming knotted up in a remnant of something else until it became a way of life.”

– from SOUTH OF CENTRE –

“Siete Pelos was baptised Omar Marco Lopez-Parra but most people forgot his true name upon the launch of his new hair style, which he invented to cover up premature hair loss when he was only 23 years old. ”

– from HARD BED HOTEL –

Author Edie Ayala – magic realism

Sprinkled with magic realism and humor,

the novels include underlying social and cultural commentary that gives pause for thought. Excellent book club choices because, with multiple layers, there is more than the story going on.

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“Justice. Has that been mentioned? Certainly, we all hope it is meted out fairly. But it, too, is relative and of course, depends on the judge. We all hope the good guy will win and we all know who the good guy is.”

– from THREADS –

“They were like two spirits captured in a wave beyond time. Clorinda studied them both. He seemed to have forgotten about her in the presence of the mermaid. ”

– from SOUTH OF CENTRE –

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South of Centre

Book Cover South of Centre

An intriguing saga of hidden family connections.

Dipping into some of Chile’s rich history around the time of Pinochet’s regime, South of Centre unfolds through multiple narratives and is peppered with magic realism. The story raises questions about social justice and other things that you can never quite get to the bottom of.

Hard Bed Hotel

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A humorous story that mistakes the living for the dead trips along to a delightfully unexpected end.

Everything goes wrong but maybe it’s right, as heaven and earth settle into an unexpected juxtaposition in this twisted Latin tale that is doused with humor and magic realism.

Threads

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One woman has an extraordinary gift, another woman desperately needs one and the man in the middle is indifferent.

Two women on opposite ends of the world strive to get by, and their distinct coping methods take bizarre twists. The story is about overcoming loss and our shared humanity.

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The story of an enigmatic relationship between a solitary, eccentric woman and a worldly gentleman who returns home to die.

A twisted family saga that begins and ends on a narrow ledge that’s trapped between the Chilean Pacific and the towering Andes.

Book Cover-Hard Bed Hotel

A head-over-heels cemetery caretaker tries to seduce a washed-up Latino rockstar who has set up digs in a forgotten mausoleum.

Hard Bed Hotel is a funny, twisted love story that trips through the patios and paths of Santiago de Chile’s General Cemetery, where, as it turns out, nothing is as it seems.

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One woman has an extraordinary gift, another woman desperately needs one and the man in the middle is indifferent.

Two women on opposite ends of the world strive to get by, and their distinct coping methods take bizarre twists. The story is about overcoming loss and our shared humanity.