The Transmigration of Bodies

The Transmigration of Bodies


25 min

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"Mexico's greatest novelist." Francisco GoldmanA plague has brought death to the city. Two feuding crime families with blood on their hands need our hard-boiled hero, The Redeemer, to broker peace. Both his instincts and the vacant streets warn him to stay indoors, but The Redeemer ventures out into the cityÂs underbelly to arrange for the exchange of the bodies they hold hostage.Yuri HerreraÂs novel is a response to the violence of contemporary Mexico. With echoes of Romeo and Juliet, Roberto Bolaño and Raymond Chandler, The Transmigration of Bodies is a noirish tragedy and a tribute to those bodies  loved, sanctified, lusted after, and defiled  that violent crime has touched.Yuri Herrera was born in Actopan, Mexico, in 1970. His English-language debut Signs Preceding the End of the World was published in 2015 to great acclaim. He teaches at the University of Tulane, New Orleans.

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