In the 20th century, South American writers made famous the literary genre called magical realism, which blends real-world events with fantasy. Today's book applies magical realism to the author's hometown of Pittsburgh. Paolo Corso's debut collection of short stories bring a sense of wonder to the the run-down Rust Belt town of her youth.
BookMark: Giovanna's 86 Circles, by Paola Corso (University of Wisconsin Press, 2005)
By ALAN JALOWITZ • May 16, 2007