Signs Preceding the End of the World
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Pub Date: 03/10/2015

Pages: 128

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: And Other Stories

Imprint: And Other Stories

ISBN 13: 9781908276421

ISBN 10: 1908276428

Price: $13.95 / $18.99 CAN

Category: FICTION / Literary

Signs Preceding the End of the World

By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman

Price: $13.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

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.


About the Book

A streetwise heroine travels from Mexico to USA via the mythical and criminal underworlds in the search for her brother

Author

Yuri Herrera: Born in Actopan, Mexico, in 1970, Yuri Herrera won the 2016 Best Translated Book Award with Signs Preceding the End of the World, and achieved great critical success with The Transmigration of Bodies upon its publication in 2016. He teaches at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Lisa Dillman: Lisa Dillman is a US translator based in Atlanta, Georgia, where she translates Spanish, Catalan and Latin American writers and teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University. She won the 2016 Best Translated Book Award for Signs Preceding the End of the World.