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Signs Preceding the End of the World

by Yuri Herrera, translated by Lisa Dillman
£8.99   paperback  And Other Stories (2015)

Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera, translated by Lisa Dillman 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.

ISBN 13: 9781908276421 | ISBN 10: 1908276428

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