Signs Preceding the End of the World (Paperback)
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Signs Preceding the End of the World (Paperback)

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Paperback 140 Pages / Published: 03/03/2015
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Signs Preceding the End of the World is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. 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 when there'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 USA carrying a pair of secret messages - one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld.

Publisher: And Other Stories
ISBN: 9781908276421
Number of pages: 140
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 15 mm

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“Lean and mean”

This is a remarkable book. Instead of Latin-American verbosity, the language of this novel is clean, contemporary and pared down, it reads almost like a dark fable, a myth.
It is a quest, a journey into the... More

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31st August 2015
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Angie at Glasgow Sauchiehall Street

“One of those novellas which will reveal something new every time it's read.”

I read this book first in Spanish and then again in its English translation because the writing in the original was so unique, I was extremely intrigued about how it would be translated. Verdict: Lisa Dillman did an... More

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