Category Archives: Books set in Central America

A plague on both your houses: The Transmigration of Bodies by Yuri Herrera translated by Lisa Dillman published by And Other Stories.

This slim novel, described as a ‘noirish tragedy’ on the back cover, takes place in an unspecified city in Mexico. A plague has descended on the town, rendering the streets deserted. At the same time, two rival gangs, the Castros … Continue reading

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I’ll sell you a dog- Juan Pablo Villalobos translated by Rosalind Harvey

I laughed out loud- in restaurants, on the beach, in the plane- reading this brilliantly comic novel by Villalobos, recently published by And Other Stories in translation by Rosalind Harvey. The novel is set in Mexico City and opens with … Continue reading

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