Books set in Mexico (9)


1.
Aura

Aura by Carlos Fuentes ES

Rating: 2.3     4 Votes
Description:
"Lees ese anuncio: una oferta de esa naturaleza no se hace todos los días. Lees y relees el aviso. Parece dirigido a ti, a nadie más": asícomienza Aura, novela hechizante, donde lo verdadero es lo imposible, donde el amor a la vez sacrifica y devuelve la vida, y la inmortalidad tiene un precio que algunos están dispuestos a pagar.Pocos textos en la literatura mexicana de imaginación tienen la belleza y la expresividad de este relato en que los procedimientos de la ficción están llevados a sus últimas consecuencias. Las imágenes del sueño alteran la realidad o la realidad se ve contaminada por ... continue

2.

Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor ES

Rating: 3.8     9 Votes
Description:
The English-language debut of one of the most thrilling and accomplished young Mexican writers
Genre Crime
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

3.

I'll Sell You a Dog by Juan Pablo Villalobos EN

0 Ratings
Description:
Everything that can be done to fend off the boredom of retirement and old age, while still holding a beer.
Genre Humor
Recommended: 07 Apr 2022

4.

Los detectives salvajes by Roberto Bolaño ES

0 Ratings
Genre
Recommended: 10 Nov 2022

5.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia EN

Rating: 3.5     60 Votes
Description:
"The acclaimed author of Gods of Jade and Shadow returns with a darkly enchanting reimagining of Gothic fantasy, in which a spirited young woman discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old mansion in 1950s Mexico"--
Recommended: 07 Apr 2022

6.

Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
A streetwise heroine crosses from Mexico to USA to find her brother in this mythologizing novel by Juan Rulfo's heir.
Recommended: 13 Oct 2022

7.

The Body Where I was Born by Guadalupe Nettel EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
The first novel to appear in English by one of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed writers of new Mexican fiction. From a psychoanalyst's couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood—in which she was born with an abnormality in her eye into a family intent on fixing it. In a world without the time and space for innocence, the narrator intimately recalls her younger self—a fierce and discerning girl open to life’s pleasures and keen to its ruthless cycle of tragedy. With raw language and a brilliant sense of humor, both delicate and unafraid, Nettel strings together hard-w... continue
Genre
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

8.

The Forgery by Ave Barrera EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
An artist races to finish his forgery of a masterpiece while held captive in surreal, menacing splendor.
Recommended: 15 Oct 2022

9.

The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Description:
From a beguiling voice in Mexican fiction comes an astonishing novel--her first to be translated into English--about a mysterious child with the power to change a family's history in a country on the verge of revolution. From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge, the life of a small Mexican town forever changed. Disfigured and covered in a blanket of bees, little Simonopio is for some locals the stuff of superstition, a child kissed by the devil. But he is welcomed by landowners Francisco and Beatriz Morales, who adopt him and care for him as if he were their own. A... continue


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