In the 90s I read a collection of short stories by a South American female author (most likely translated to English vs having been written in English originally). I remember the stories were good, and I remember fragments of a few:
- a person (female?) meditates on a small ornamental table in a hallway, which has flowers on it. There was a death, perhaps? Or a divorce?
- a woman on a plane is thinking (about...?)
- an essay about the beauty and perfection of the avian egg
- a story in which a woman turns on her kitchen light in the middle of the night and finds many cockroaches frozen all over the floor because they have eaten the borax poison she set out and have frozen in place
In general, I think the stories may have tended towards being a bit chilly.
I would like to revisit these stories and know more about this author.