Human Sacrifices

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Feminist Press
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author
María Fernanda Ampuero is a writer and a journalist, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in 1976. She has been published in newspapers and magazines around the world, and is the author of the journalistic narrative nonfiction titles Lo que aprendí en la peluquería and Permiso de residencia. She is also author of the short story collection Cockfight, which has been translated into several languages, and recipient of the Cosecha Eñe Award for Short Stories. In 2012 she was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Latin Americans in Spain, and in 2018, she won the first Mad Women Fest Short Story Prize.Frances Riddle has translated numerous Spanish-language authors including Isabel Allende, Claudia Piñeiro, Leila Guerriero, and Sara Gallardo. Her translation of Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize in 2022 and her translation of Theatre of War by Andrea Jeftanovic was awarded an English PEN grant in 2021. Her work has appeared in journals such as Granta, Electric Literature, and the White Review, among others. She holds a BA in Spanish Language from Louisiana State University and an MA in Translation Studies from the University of Buenos Aires. Originally from Houston, she now lives in Buenos Aires.
"Ampuero leads the international wave of Ecuadorian writers." --New York Times en Español"Ampuero writes with steely nerves and an ear for the beauty of simple, concrete language--not a word feels out of place." --Kirkus Reviews"Grotesque, unflinching. . . .This will appeal to fans of unrepentant feminist fiction." --Publishers Weekly "Deftly written with spare, exacting prose, Cockfight. . . .presents searing portraits of family life." --Latino Book Review"Wielded like a righteous cudgel against exploitative power, this Ecuadorian debut makes no bones about its intentions from the get-go. . . . Ampuero fights dirty and, frankly, that's just the sort of writer we need." --Center for the Art of Translation"Through sparing prose and exacting detail, with no time for decoration or pomp, Ampuero delivers timeless feminist fiction that packs a punch and sticks with you like tar." --Sounds and Colors"Heralding a brutal and singular new voice, Cockfight explores the power of the home to both create and destroy those within it." --Independent Book Review "Ampuero's literary voice is tough and beautiful at once: her stories are exquisite and dangerous objects." --Yuri Herrera, author of Signs Preceding the End of the World"This is true literary horror that doesn't tip into slasher territory, with confrontational, vivid characters." --Mslexia"Brutal! Very intense." --Mariana Enríquez, author of Things We Lost in the Fire"María Fernanda Ampuero's voice is urgent, intimate, lyrical while never forgetting to cast humor during the darkest of violent moments. This is a writer of great power that the entire Americas will have to deal with for decades to come." --Ernesto Quiñonez, author of Bodega Dreams
"María Fernanda Ampuero's writing is pure horror and aesthetic joy. Human Sacrifices is a magnificent book that still haunts me to this day." --Mónica Ojeda, author of Jawbone"Raw and savage, delving into the violence of machismo, inequality and abuse." --Vistazo

"The reader is immersed into a violent and cruel world, described in splendid prose. . . . Ampuero writes from fury." --Vanguardia (Mexico)