Hurricane season / Fernanda Melchor ; translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes
Book | New Directions Publishing Corporation | 2020
4 holds on first copy returned of 5 copies

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210 pages ; 21 cm
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"Originally published ... as Temporada de huracanes"--Title page verso.
Summary
"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 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 Bolaño'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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Temporada de huracanes. English
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Online version: Melchor, Fernanda, 1982- Hurricane season New York, New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2020. 9780811228046 (DLC) 2019047152
ISBN
9780811228039 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
0811228037 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
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