Signs Preceding the End of the World (Paperback)

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By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
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Yuri Herrera's first novel to be translated into English captures the strangeness and dislocation of border crossing. Moving between stark realism and surreal fantasy, Signs Preceding the End of the World is a book that, like some trick of light, looms much larger than its modest size would lead you to believe. 

— sparks


From the author of "A Silent Fury," available Summer 2020.

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781908276421
ISBN-10: 1908276428
Publisher: And Other Stories (P408)
Publication Date: March 1st, 2015
Pages: 128
Language: English