Title of translation: 
"The Guide through Death"; "The Fat Lady"
Original title: 
"Guía en la muerte"; "La dama gorda"
Original author: 
Guadalupe Dueñas
Country of origin: 
Josie Hough
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These two short stories are part of the Obras completas [Complete Works] of Guadalupe Dueñas, most recently published by Fondo de Cultura Económica in 2017. Like much of Dueñas’ work, Guía en la muerte [The Guide through Death] is written in the first person. The narrator describes a tour of the Museo de las Momias in Guanajuato, Mexico, detailing the tragic and twisted stories of different mummies in the museum, following the eponymous guide. Equally, La dama gorda [The Fat Lady] tells the tale of a character who meets a tragic death because of her greed and gluttony, associating these sins with her wealth and social position. --Josie Hough, the translator

Narrativa / Narrative
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