Among the Lost

Emiliano Monge (Author) Frank Wynne (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Scribe Us
Publish Date
June 04, 2019
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.2 X 1.2 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781947534797
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About the Author

Emiliano Monge is a multi-award-winning Mexican novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and reporter. In 2011, the Guadalajara International Book Fair FIL chose him as one of the top 25 best-kept secrets in contemporary Latin American literature, and more recently he was selected for México20, a list of twenty important young Mexican authors chosen by The British Council, FIL, Hay Festival, and Conaculta.

Frank Wynne is an Irish literary translator, writer and editor. He has translated numerous French and Hispanic authors including Michel Houellebecq, Patrick Modiano, Javier Cercas and Virginie Despentes. Over a career spanning more than twenty years, his work has earned him the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, he was twice awarded both the Scott Moncrieff Prize and the Premio Valle Inclán. Most recently, his translation of Animalia by Jean-Baptiste del Amo won the 2020 Republic of Consciousness Prize He has edited two major anthologies, Found in Translation: 100 of the finest short stories ever translated (2018) and QUEER: LGBT writing from ancient times to yesterday (2021).

Reviews

"Among the Lost is masterly. Its rhythm and syntax form an unforgettable, multilayered requiem for our battered region."
--Valeria Luiselli

"The relentless pace and vivid language... brings home the physical and emotional anxiety of those who have risked everything in the faint hope of a better life across the border... Monge shows how the corruption of the soul afflicts young and old alike when the powerful prey on the vulnerable, yet he also creates nuanced villains grappling with self-doubt and fear. In a remarkable literary feat, this tale of the dire events of one day illuminates the past, the present, and the future. While many questions remain unanswered at the end, this is a comprehensive drama of the human potential for violence and dreams in a fractured land." STARRED REVIEW
--Shoba Viswanathan, Booklist

"This is a book of unbearable beauty and affliction. It is written with the lucidity of someone who has opened his eyes and refused to shut them again. The book's power is not only in what it says, but in the silences that it leaves the reader's conscience to grapple with."
--Yuri Herrera

"The language in Among the Lost is both striking and strikingly easy to read...He channels the full spectrum of written expression, and the result hits the trifecta: beautiful, fast-paced, and completely his own."
--Lily Meyer, NPR

"[A] timely novel of immigration that is as beautiful as it is horrific. It is a multilayered, emotionally complex artistic triumph." STARRED REVIEW
--Foreword Reviews

"Atmospheric and chilling."
--Mark Athitakis, On the Seawall

"This is one of the darkest books I have ever read, and one of the most powerful... an emotionally-wrenching experience and also essential reading for those who want to think deeply about migration and human rights."
--Rebecca Hussey, Bookriot

"In an odyssey of relentless human cruelty, Emiliano Monge, one of the many linguistically adroit writers currently at work in what is an exciting era for Mexican fiction, spares no one. That he can succeed in generating any sympathy for his frenetic lovers is entirely due to the ferocious eloquence of his prose, which has been magnificently well served by translator Frank Wynne's Miltonic register. Filtered through a wry, if urgent, continuous present tense, it conveys the inhumanity of the jungle and desert landscapes...Monge's realist, deadly topical fiction is a weighty metaphor for our world gone mad. His characters, however depraved, often reveal traces of empathy, self-doubt, even suppressed horror."
--Eileen Battersby, The Observer

"Propulsive, lyrical, and often savage.'
--Times Literary Supplement

"From the very first pages of Among the Lost, we're engaged, and compromised...It's a heady reading experience...Richly poetic...Monge is one of the most talented and interesting young novelists writing from today's Mexico.'
--Daniel Hahn, Spectator