Bordes is a new series put together by the publishing house Planeta to present some of the most outstanding novels in contemporary Latin American literature. Liliana Blum (Mexico) is the author of the novels Pandora and Residuos del espanto, and of seven books of short stories. Her book in the Bordes collection is El monstruo pentápodo, a novel about the good citizen Raymundo Betancourt, who is kind and caring, responsible and exemplary, and also a fearsome kidnapper of little girls. Karina Pacheco (Peru) has a doctorate in American Anthropology and is an expert on inequality, cooperation and development. She has published six novels and several books of short stories, the latest being Lluvia (2018), included in the Bordes series. The stories of this collection, which fall somewhere between realism and fantasy, tell of the horrors of war and violence with the same honesty with which they describe the innocence of childhood. Liliana Blum and Karina Pacheco talk to Paula Canal.