Then, there

Hugo dos Santos


ISBN  978-1-947980-94-5      144 pages        $16.00


“a startling, poetic vision . . . . an honesty that makes our hearts sing. These characters pursue ‘the little freedoms,’ and the constriction of their dreaming tells us, with artistic force, how terribly we have made one another invisible.”

 —Katherine Vaz, author of Saudade, Mariana, Fado & Other Stories, Our Lady of the Artichokes & Other Portuguese-American Stories, The Love Life of An Assistant Animator


“a whirlwind collection of short and micro ghostings . . . . And humanity always painted with a delicate stroke, fleshed out large in all its flawed beauty.”

 —Kia Corthron, author of The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter


“unflinching and heartfelt . . . . Then, there gives us Newark, if Newark were home.”

 —Annie Liontas, author of Let Me Explain You


“These tough, beautiful stories draw to human darkness, not simply to tell us what we already know, but out of a belief that we can’t see light without walking with its twin. . . . a dazzling, lasting achievement.”

 —Paul Lisicky, author of The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship


“. . . a hypnotic book . . . . a transporting book . . . . It feels like one long love poem and reads like a thriller.”

 —Alice Dark, author of Think of England and In the Gloaming


Hugo dos Santos is a Luso-American writer, editor, and translator. He is the author of Then, there, a collection of Newark stories published by Spuyten Duyvil, and the translator of A Child in Ruins, the collected poems of José Luís Peixoto, published by Writ Large Press and a staff pick at the Paris Review Daily. Hugo has been awarded fellowships by the MacDowell Colony and the Disquiet International Literary Program. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won a Write Well Award, and has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Electric Literature, Hobart, Puerto del Sol, The Common, The Fanzine, and elsewhere. Hugo is a co-founder of the Brick City Collective and is associate editor at DMQ Review.