"A Spanish short story collection that delves in the mystical, macabre and eerie corners of the soul while juxtaposing them with brush strokes of atypical beauty and magical instances." - Latino Book Review
"Hacía mucho que no leía un libro de cuentos que me atrapara tanto."
- Alejandra Ferrazza, directora general de Nagari Magazine y vice-presidente de Katakana Editores
"Objects come to life in Melanie Márquez Adams’s Virgins in Tiny Boxes. We are housed in Adams’s peculiar elsewhere, where colonies of spiders thrive and drown in the shower as “slender and ethereal ballerinas that twirl and pointe,” cobwebs stitch together inside a woman’s body to restrain and silence her, and the faucet is always blasting hot stinging water. Everything in this collection of short stories writhes and wriggles. A woman’s body is always in the midst of being taken, removed, obliterated. The work follows the tradition of such luminaries as César Aira, Clarice Lispector, Valeria Luiselli, and Lesley Nneka Arimah."
—Natalie Eilbert, Editor and Publisher of The Atlas Review Chapbook Series
MELANIE MÁRQUEZ ADAMS
Writer . Editor . Translator