Mexican fiction

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The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli (transl. Christina MacSweeney): A fabulous book, quite literally

This is my second Mexican novel in just over a month: another slim little number which you might consider gulping down in a few hours but, as with Yuri Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the World, you’d be wrong. There’s a great deal to absorb in Valeria Luiselli’s ‘novel-essay’ as she calls it, even …

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Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera (transl. Lisa Dillman): A Mexican fable

Made up of only nine short chapters, Yuri Herrera’s novella weighs in at just over one hundred pages. You might be forgiven for thinking you could knock it off in a few hours and move onto the next pressing book on the list that only seems to get longer but that would be a mistake. …

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