By Melchor, FernandaTranslated by Hughes, Sophie
The Witch is dead. And the discovery of her corpse--by a group of children playing near the irrigation canals--propels the whole village into an investigation of how and why this murder occurred. Rumors and suspicions spread. As the novel unfolds in a dazzling linguistic torrent,... with each unreliable narrator lingering on new details, new acts of depravity or brutality, Melchor extracts some tiny shred of humanity from these characters that most would write off as utterly irredeemable, forming a lasting portrait of a damned Mexican village. Like Roberto Bolano's 2666 or Faulkner's greatest novels, Hurricane Season takes place in a world filled with mythology and violence--real violence, the kind that seeps into the soil, poisoning everything around: it's a world that becomes more terrifying and more terrifyingly real the deeper you explore it.Read more
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Fernanda Melchor, born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1982, is widely recognized as one of the most exciting new voices of Mexican literature. Her collection This Is Not Miami is also forthcoming from New Directions. Sophie Hughes has translated such Spanish-language writers as Ivan Repila, Laia Jufresa, Rodrigo Hasbun, Jose Revueltas, Giuseppe Caputo, Enrique Vila-Matas, and Alia Trabucco Zeran. Sophie Hughes has translated such Spanish-language writers as Ivan Repila, Laia Jufresa, Rodrigo Hasbun, Jose Revueltas, Giuseppe Caputo, Enrique Vila-Matas, and Alia Trabucco Zeran.
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