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"Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores the crossings and translations people make in their... Read more
"Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores the crossings and translations people make in their minds and language as they move from one country to another, especially whenthere's no going back. Traversing this lonely territory is Makina, a young woman who knows only too well how to survive in a violent, macho world. Leaving behind her life in Mexico to search for her brother, she is smuggled into the US carrying a pair of secret messages--one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld"--Publisher's description.
Signs Preceding the End of the World Paperback edition by Yuri Herrera
Born in Actopan, Mexico, in 1970, Yuri Herrera studied in Mexico and Texas and took his PhD at Berkeley. Signs Preceding the End of the World (Senales que precederan al fin del mundo) was shortlisted for the Romulo Gallegos Prize and is being published in several languages. After publishing Signs Preceding the End of the World, And Other Stories will publish his two other novels in English, starting with The Transmigration of Bodies in 2016. He is currently teaching at the University of Tulane, in New Orleans. ------- Lisa Dillman is based in Atlanta, Georgia, where she translates Spanish, Catalan and Latin American writers and teaches at Emory University. Her recent translations include The Frost on His Shoulders by Lorenzo Mediano, Op Oloop by Juan Filloy (longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award), Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World by Sabina Berman and Rain Over Madrid by Andres Barba. She is obsessed with words, running, cooking and her dog, Maya.
Makina knows how to survive in a macho world. Leaving her native Mexico in search of her brother, she's smuggled into the USA bearing two secret messages - one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld. In this grippingly original novel Herrera explores the actual and psychological crossings and translations people make.
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes, six Hispanic and six English-language authors have each contributed a previously unpublished story in tribute to these giants of world literature. With Ben Okri, Deborah Levy, Kamila Shamsie, Yuri Herrera, Valeria Luiselli and others, introduced by Salman Rushdie.
Lobo, the protagonist of this engrossing novel about life on the border between Mexico and the United States, has no education to speak of but possesses an amazing talent for converting any notable event into an epic ballad. When the local drug kingpin discovers him, Lobo becomes the kingdom's artist-in-residence. Through his songs, he captures life both within the court and outside of it, and...
A gripping reflection of life on the border between the United States and Mexico, this novel combines contemporary sensibilities with pre-Colombian myth as it relates the story of Makina, a young, temperamental, and free-spirited girl searching for her missing brother. Throughout her journey, Makina is forced to rely on her ingenuity to survive nine legendary quests in a hostile and dangerous...
Il Mediatore fa un mestiere delicato quanto insano: evitare massacri tra clan e famiglie, spesso scatenati da motivi di interesse o assurdi equivoci; in questo caso, tenta di scongiurare un conflitto scaturito dal duplice, insensato sequestro di una ragazza e un ragazzo, appartenenti a due famiglie nemiche eppure legate da radici comuni. Peccato che ormai entrambi i giovani siano morti, e si...
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