When I Was Mortal
by Javier Marias
One of two Marías short story collections that I read while on my Spanish literature kick. I’ve never read his novels, but I love his short stories.They have, variously, supernatural, ghosts, crime, and the macabre.
For the moment I’ve classified them as magical realism, though I don’t think he’d consider himself a practitioner of that genre. But it will do, for now.
Translator: Margaret Jull Costa