“…an intriguing introduction to Ratto’s unusual fiction.” – Terry Hong

Translation of prose fiction by Patricia Ratto

Schaffner Press, 2021


In the tradition of surrealist masters Julio Cortázar and Leonora Carrington, and joining contemporaries Guadalupe Nettel (Bezoar & Other Unsettling Stories) and Samanta Schweblin (Mouthful of Birds), Argentine writer Patricia Ratto’s English language debut collection, Proceed with Caution, offers an alternate reality that is both mysterious and familiar . . . Translated from the Spanish by PEN/Heim award-winner Andrea G. Labinger, Proceed With Caution is a striking collection, brimming with emotion, animal instinct, and a sense of wonder that announces the arrival of a compelling new voice in Latin American literature. – Goodreads

Andrea reads “Rara Avis,” one of the stories in Ratto’s collection, for Jill! Magazine. Watch Andrea’s Reading Here.

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