Traduttore - tradittore say the Italians and "I plead guilty as charged". While I guarantee you will enjoy these stories in translation, I admit they can not live up to the originals. Every work of literature is an expression of the culture that produced it and presupposes a bit of insider knowledge. These stories are no exception.

 

They all share references to shuco, which is consumed by millions of Salvadorans everyday and which is reputed to have miraculous qualities to raise the dead, or at least to abate hangovers. Shuco, or atol shuco, is a completely alien concept to the middle-class American palate. It is something between a hot beverage and a soup, similar perhaps to watery grits, oatmeal or mush with a punchy Central American flavor.

Cuentos para beber con un huacal de shuco

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