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ISBN-10: 0811230732
ISBN-13: 9780811230735
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 10/06/2020
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.40" W, 0.60" H

Hurricane Season

Translator: Sophie Hughes

Paperback

Price: $16.95

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Overview

The Witch is dead. And the discovery of her corpse has the whole village investigating the murder. 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–inners whom most people would write off as irredeemable–forming a lasting portrait of a damned Mexican village.

Like Roberto Bolano’s 2666 or Faulkner’s novels, Hurricane Season takes place in a world saturated with mythology and violence–real violence, the kind that seeps into the soil, poisoning everything around: it’s a world that becomes more and more terrifying the deeper you explore it.

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Hurricane Season is, first and foremost, a horror story–its horror coming from rather than contrasting with the lyricism of Melchor's prose. Instead of supplying a welcome breeze in the heat, the local river is where the children find the Witch's body. Sophie Hughes's translation renders the expansive, punishing spirit of Mexican slang impressively.–Emmanuel Ordóñez Angulo "New York Review of Books"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0811230732
ISBN-13: 9780811230735
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 10/06/2020
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.40" W, 0.60" H
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