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Hurricane Season

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The English-language debut of one of the most thrilling and accomplished young Mexican writers

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONALER LITERATURPREIS

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 on new 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 Bolano'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.


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Publisher: New Directions

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 31, 2020

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780811228046
  • Release date: March 31, 2020

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780811228046
  • File size: 871 KB
  • Release date: March 31, 2020

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

The English-language debut of one of the most thrilling and accomplished young Mexican writers

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONALER LITERATURPREIS

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 on new 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 Bolano'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.


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