The Gringa

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Melville House Publishing
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.6 inches | 1.4 pounds
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About the Author

Andrew Altschul is the author of the novels Lady Lazarus and Deus Ex Machina. His work has appeared in Esquire, McSweeney's, Ploughshares, Best New American Voices, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and O. Henry Prize Stories. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, he was the founding books editor at The Rumpus and is a Contributing Editor at Zyzzyva. He teaches at Colorado State University.


"Challenges the boundaries between activism and insurrection, fiction and reality ... Altschul's ambitious and culturally aware novel is a captivating depiction of passion, disenchantment, and hope gone violently awry." --Booklist STARRED Review

"Psychologically rich and closely observed ... A sensitive portrayal of the search for meaning in an unforgiving world." --Kirkus

"The Gringa bites off an impressive chunk of American--and Peruvian--history with dynamic prose. It's an exciting addition to the literature of terrorism and revolution." --KARAN MAHAJAN, author of The Association of Small Bombs

"What every even slightly conscious American writer is trying to figure out right now is how to write about the state of America without clambering atop a soapbox. This is the considerable achievement of Andrew Altschul's The Gringa." --DAVID SHIELDS, author of Reality Hunger

"An extraordinary novel...powerful and provocative, stylish and smart, culturally relevant and emotionally astute." --MOLLY ANTOPOL, author of The Unamericans

"Utterly immersing, excoriatingly intelligent...injustice has rarely been anatomized so precisely." --MARK SLOUKA, author of Nobody's Son