Signs Preceding the End of the World

Signs Preceding the End of the World

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: London :, & other stories,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781908276421
Branch Call Number: F HER
Characteristics: 114 pages ; 20 cm


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Jun 17, 2017

A story of borders and migration, raised to the level of myth. The translator explains decisions made about the use of special terms but nevertheless, I found the use of words such as "versing" for leaving jarring.

Jul 02, 2015

Powerful hard hitting story.

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