Hurricane season : a novel

Hurricane season : a novel

Melchor, Fernanda, 1982- author.

Uniform Title
Temporada de huracanes. English


Physical Description
210 pages ; 21 cm.

General Note
"Originally published ... as Temporada de huracanes"--Title page verso.

Subject Term
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Witches -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Villages -- Mexico -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Mexico -- Fiction.


Added Author
Hughes, Sophie (Sophie Elizabeth), 1986-

The Witch is dead. And the discovery of her corpse-by a group of children playing near the irrigation canals-propels the whole village into an investigation of how and why this murder occurred. Rumors and suspicions spread. As the novel unfolds in a dazzling linguistic torrent, with each unreliable narrator lingering details, new acts of depravity or brutality, Melchor extracts some tiny shred of humanity from these characters that most would write off as utterly irredeemable, forming a lasting portrait of a damned Mexican village. Like Roberto Bolaño's 2666 or Faulkner's greatest novels, Hurricane Season takes place in a world filled with mythology and violence-real violence, the kind that seeps into the soil, poisoning everything around: it's a world that becomes more terrifying and more terrifyingly real the deeper you explore it. --

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