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Hurricane Season

Fernanda Melchor

(author)

,

Sophie Hughes

(translator)

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Written with an infernal lyricism that is as affecting as it is enthralling, HURRICANE SEASON, Fernanda Melchor's first novel to appear in English, is a formidable portrait of contemporary Mexico and its demons, brilliantly translated by the award-winning translator Sophie Hughes.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Hurricane Season A01 By (author) N Fernanda Melchor B06 Translated by N Sophie Hughes 197 125 BC Paperback / softback 232 Fitzcarraldo Editions Fitzcarraldo Editions London United Kingdom FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) FYT Fiction in translation 1.3 FBA FYT Modern & contemporary fiction Fiction in translation Written with an infernal lyricism that is as affecting as it is enthralling, HURRICANE SEASON, Fernanda Melchor's first novel to appear in English, is a formidable portrait of contemporary Mexico and its demons, brilliantly translated by the award-winning translator Sophie Hughes. The Witch is dead. After a group of children playing near the irrigation canals discover her decomposing corpse, the village of La Matosa is rife with rumours about how and why this murder occurred. As the novel unfolds in a dazzling linguistic torrent, Fernanda Melchor paints a moving portrait of lives governed by poverty and violence, machismo and misogyny, superstition and prejudice. Written with an infernal lyricism that is as affecting as it is enthralling, HURRICANE SEASON, Melchor's first novel to appear in English, is a formidable portrait of Mexico and its demons, brilliantly translated by Sophie Hughes. 'Brutal, relentless, beautiful, fugal, HURRICANE SEASON explores the violent mythologies of one Mexican village and reveals how they touch the global circuitry of capitalist greed. This is an inquiry into the sexual terrorism and terror of broken men. This is a work of both mystery and critique. Most recent fiction seems anaemic by comparison.' - Ben Lerner, author of THE TOPEKA SCHOOL Born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1982, Fernanda Melchor is widely recognized as one of the most exciting new voices of Mexican literature. In 2018, she won the PEN Mexico Award for Literary and Journalistic Excellence and in 2019 the German Anna-Seghers-Preis and the International Literature Award for HURRICANE SEASON. Winner of Internationaler Literaturpreis 2019 2019 19022020 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 12.99 0.00 12.99 This price includes a tax element GB 30 Temporarily unavailable 30 ARGOSY BERT GARD Y The Witch is dead. After a group of children playing near the irrigation canals discover her decomposing corpse, the village of La Matosa is rife with rumours about how and why this murder occurred. As the novel unfolds in a dazzling linguistic torrent, Fernanda Melchor paints a moving portrait of lives governed by poverty and violence, machismo and misogyny, superstition and prejudice. Written with an infernal lyricism that is as affecting as it is enthralling, HURRICANE SEASON, Melchor's first novel to appear in English, is a formidable portrait of Mexico and its demons, brilliantly translated by Sophie Hughes.
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Book publisherFitzcarraldo Editions
Publication date19 Feb 2020
FormatPaperback
Pages232
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