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Signs preceding the end of the world

Author: Yuri Herrera; Lisa Dillman
Publisher: London ; New York : & Other Stories, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fictional Work
novels
Fiction
Romans
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Novela
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yuri Herrera; Lisa Dillman
ISBN: 1908276428 9781908276421
OCLC Number: 889949964
Notes: Translation of: Señales que precederán al fin del mundo, originally published in 2009 by editorial Periférica, Cáceres, Spain.
Description: 114 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The Earth --
The water crossing --
The place where the hills meet --
The obsidian mound --
The place where the wind cuts like a knife --
The place where flags wave --
The place where people's hearts are eaten --
The snake that lies in wait --
The obsidian place with no windows or holes for the smoke. "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 US carrying a pair of secret messages --
one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld" --
Publisher's description.
Other Titles: Señales que precederán al fin del mundo.
Responsibility: Yuri Herrera ; translated by Lisa Dillman.

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Makina knows how to survive in a macho world. Leaving her native Mexico in search of her brother, she's smuggled into the USA bearing two secret messages - one from her mother and one from the  Read more...

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'Yuri Herrera is Mexico's greatest novelist. His spare, poetic narratives and incomparable prose read like epics compacted into a single perfect punch - they ring your bell, your being, your soul. Read more...

 
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