Fiction. Winner of the 2008 Ruthanne Wiley Memorial Novella Contest Selected by Josip Novakovich. BRAZIL is a quintessential American road trip. Paulo, an 18-year-old bell boy in a Miami Beach hotel, and Claudia, a wealthy Hungarian refugee, take off on a night drive that turns into a crosscountry journey, a sleep-deprived search for the real America and for missing family, a fast-moving car trip into her past and toward their future.
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Jesse Lee Kercheval is a poet, fiction writer, memoirist, and translator, specializing in the poetry of Uruguay. Her most recent book of poetry is AMERICA THAT ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF FRANCE (Tupelo Press, 2019). Her previous translations include REBORN IN INK by Laura Cesarco Eglin (The Word Works, 2019) and FABLE OF AN INCONSOLABLE MAN by Javier Etchevarren (Action Books, 2017). She is the author of the fiction book BRAZIL (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2010) and co- editor of TRUSTING ON THE WIDE AIR: POEMS OF URUGUAY (Dialogos / Lavender Ink, 2019) and EARTH, WATER AND SKY: A BILINGUAL ANTHOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL POETRY (Dialogos / Lavender Ink, 2016). Her additional works include the bilingual Spanish/ English poetry collection Extranjera / Stranger, the poetry collection Cinema Muto, winner of a Crab Orchard Open Selection Award, The Alice Stories, winner of the Prairie Schooner Fiction Book Prize, Dog Angel, Space, winner of the Alex Award from the American Library Association, and the short story collection The Dogeater, winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award for Short Fiction. She is currently Zona Gale Professor of English and Director of the Program in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Author City: MADISON, WI USA