Edited by Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening, Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives from Colombians Displaced by Violence will be released this September. Starting today, readers can pre-order Throwing Stones at the Moon directly from McSweeney’s and read an excerpt from the book on their website.
Advance Praise for Throwing Stones at the Moon
“Here are the real and unforgettable voices of Colombia’s long nightmare. They tell us of normal lives shattered by trauma, suffering, violence, and redeemed by love, resilience, courage or hard-earned wisdom. I read these oral tales with a knot in my stomach, frightened and moved, and finally amazed by this lesson: when people find the strength to tell us what has happened to them, no matter how horrendous, a terrible yet universal beauty somehow emerges, always casting light on the mystery of being human.”
—Francisco Goldman, author of Say Her Name
“The soon-to-be-released book, Throwing Stones At The Moon reads like a collection of literary short stories, but, in this case, the stories are both real and horrifying…this book is invaluable.”
- Huffington Post
“Editors Brodzinsky and Schoening have compiled a useful, moving set of oral histories of this horrendous period of bizarre, seemingly arbitrary killings and intimidation… A valiant effort of research and consolidation.”
- Kirkus Reviews