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The People Who Report More Stress

One of Alejandro Varela’s many strengths is the way he uses humor to cut through all the static to get right at the heart of a character or situation.

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Review of ‘The People Who Report More Stress’

Alejandro Varela’s short story collection, The People Who Report More Stress, explores many of the same themes as his debut novel, the National Book Award finalist The Town of Babylon (2022). With biting humor, a sharp eye for the weird details that define places and relationships, a delightful sense of play and…

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