Hurricane Season (MP3 CD)

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By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translator), Inés del Castillo (Read by)
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If Marlon James and the ghost of Gabriel Garcia Marquez collaborated on a feminist crime novel, it would look something like this. Melchor's characters are hustlers and whores, full of yearning and violence and loathing for the hellish world they inhabit. Male brutality--and female complicity--are rarely so fully rendered.

— Hank


The English-language debut of one of the most thrilling and accomplished young Mexican writers

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

Winner of the Internationaler Literaturpreis

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 on new 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 Bolano'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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781713585176
ISBN-10: 1713585170
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Language: English