Windy City Times: Achy Obejas talks ‘The Tower of the Antilles’

Achy Obejas’ new collection, The Tower of the Antilles, is a definitive introduction to the often poetic Cuban-American writer. Though the stories come from all different places in Obejas’ writing career, they are united by their exquisite language and loving exploration of character.

“I’ve never curated a book quite like I’ve curated this one,” Obejas told Windy City Times. “At some point, I realized that I probably had enough stories for a collection, and hadn’t really thought about it. I hadn’t been published in a little bit; the novel I’ve been working on is just kicking my butt. I had gone back to stories as a way to sort of feel a sense of completion about a project, and I was really struck by how some of the stories fit together.”

Read the rest of the piece by Liz Baudler.

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