"The Shoe Store of Terror" contains four stories that could have been filmed in black and white, either by unbalanced or expressionist directors, or by Luis Buñuel, to whom the fiction that gives the book its title is dedicated, and which is one of Miret's most beautiful pieces. The tale is not only a good argument, but a mockery of Kafka, if that is possible. It tells the story of the owner of a shoe store, who decides to go to the corresponding government office to request a permit to open his business on the day of the military and patriotic parade. The open shoe store raises suspicion among the intelligence service and military leaders that a terrorist attack will be carried out from there. Although the end of the story suggests an enigmatic parable, nothing is further from Miret than the search for the symbol, the revealed truth, the Epiphany.
Title: LA ZAPATERIA DEL TERROR Author: Pedro E. Miret Size: 22 x 15 cm Binding: Softcover Genre: Short Story Weight: 480 grams Language: Spanish Publisher: Conaculta Year: 2010 Pages: 274