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New Directions Publishing Corporation
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6.55 X 7.84 X 0.4 inches | 0.38 pounds
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About the Author

Horacio Castellanos Moya was born 1957 in Honduras. He has lived in San Salvador, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico (where he spent ten years as a journalist, editor, and political analyst), Spain, and Germany. In 1988 he won the National Novel Prize from Central American University for his first novel. His work has been published and translated in England, Germany, El Salvador and Costa Rica. He has published ten novels and is now living in exile as part of the City of Asylum project in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Katherine Silver's award-winning translations include works by María Sonia Cristoff, Daniel Sada, César Aira, Julio Cortázar, Juan Carlos Onetti, and Julio Ramón Ribeyro. The author of Echo Under Story, she does volunteer interpreting for asylum seekers.


Like Kafka on amphetamines.--Joscha Hoffman
He has put El Salvador on the literary map.--Natasha Wimmer
Its success hinges on the acerbically comic, darkly spitting voice of the narrator.--Aaron Shulman
A brilliantly crafted moral fable, as if Kafka had gone to Latin America for his source materials.--Russell Banks, author of The Reserve
The only writer of my generation who knows how to narrate the horror, the secret Vietnam that Latin America was for a long time.--Roberto Bolaño, author of 2666 and By Night in Chile