1-3) Rafita is the young, rising star of the bullfighting world known as "The Red Matador." He has never feared facing a bull since his first kill at the age of twelve. But when he falls in love with Mauro, a butcher who rends the bulls that Rafita kills, his confidence begins to waver.
In the matador's dreams, Mauro (who, like a bull, is colorblind) is alternately the bull he faces in the ring and the butcher who carves up his own skewered corpse.
Beautifully observed and drawn by est em
, the author of Seduce Me After the Show
, with a depth of style and passion, Red Blinds the Foolish
depicts a complex relationship and a cultural form, in a place where the sublime and the savage meet. [From Deux]
4) Corps of the Round Table
A young Mauro would always play the bull in the corrida... is playing dead really that fun? The story of how he ended up working as a butcher.
5) Baby, Stamp Your Foot
Sean is a shoemaker who has a fetish. He likes his partner to wear the shoes he makes while they have sex... but maybe his partner has a fetish of his own. While helping Roy move, Sean finds a suspicious pair of women's shoes and can't stop wondering who they belong to... an old lover? A dead wife?
6) Tiempos extra (Extra Time)
(no, this is not an extra of something. Just its title)
Oscar is an idiotic football fan whose younger brother plays for Spain's national team. A brawl breaks out when someone badmouths his younger brother and he ends up slugging a security guard, landing him on television. After the whole thing, Oscar sees a guy who looks an awful lot like the guard in a bar... and it seems he wants to get even for the punch.
7) lumiere (Light)
A young man begins working as an old novelist's assistant, writing as the old man dictates. The story is about a choreographer and a dancer. As Jean copies the story down, he thinks the story must be true, not fictional as the old man says. The dancer from the story reminds him of his own lover who is also a ballet dancer. As the book draws to an end, Jean wonders if it will have a happy ending.Afterword
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