Signs Preceding the End of the World
Signs Preceding the End of the World
A Novel
Translated by Lisa Dillman

Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

Signs Preceding the End of the World is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. 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 USA carrying a pair of secret messages – one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld.

Title Signs Preceding the End of the World
Subtitle A Novel
Author Yuri Herrera
Translated by Lisa Dillman
Publisher & Other Stories
Title First Published 28 February 2015
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 114 p.
ISBN-10 1908276428
ISBN-13 9781908276421
Publication Date 28 February 2015
Main content page count 114
Weight 16 oz.

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