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Short story: Anabela and the rock

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Andrés Neuman was born in Buenos Aires in 1977. He was selected as one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists in 2010 and was shortlisted for the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. The story below comes from his new collection, The Things We Don’t Do. Explaining the inspiration for “Anabela and the rock,” Neuman says: “The beach is a place of desire. But it is also a stage for what does not happen. Most of us have spent part of our childhood or our…

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