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This Is Not Miami (Paperback)

This Is Not Miami By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translator) Cover Image
By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translator)


Set in and around the city of Veracruz in Mexico, This Is Not Miami delivers a series of devastating stories - spiralling from real events - that bleed together reportage and the author's rich and rigorous imagination. These cr nicas - a genre unique to Latin American writing that blends reportage, narrative non-fiction and novelistic forms - probe deeply into the motivations of murderers and misfits, into their desires and circumstances, forcing us to understand them - and even empathize - despite our wish to disdain them as monsters. As in her hugely acclaimed novels Hurricane Season and Paradais, and once again brilliantly translated by Sophie Hughes, Fernanda Melchor's masterful stories show how the violent and shocking aberrations that make the headlines are only the surface ruptures of a society on the brink of chaos.

About the Author

Born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1982, Fernanda Melchor is widely recognized as one of the most exciting new voices of Mexican literature. Her novel Hurricane Season was shortlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize and longlisted for the National Book Award. Paradais, her second novel to appear in English, was longlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781804270189
ISBN-10: 1804270180
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publication Date: May 10th, 2023
Language: English

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