When You Get to the Other Side

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Cinco Puntos Press
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5.43 X 8.19 X 0.87 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Mariana Osorio Gumá is a psychoanalyst and writer. She has published seven books of fiction in Spanish, three of which have been selected by the International Board on Books for Young People for their high quality. In 2014, she was awarded the Premio Literario Lipp La brasserie for her novel Tal vez vuelvan los pájaros. Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1967, she has lived in Mexico since 1973.

Cecilia Weddell is a writer, editor, and translator from El Paso, Texas. She has a Ph.D. in Editorial Studies from Boston University. Her translations from Spanish have appeared in World Literature Today, Literary Imagination, Harvard Review, and more.


"A moving story of migration that tempers the pain and loss of a journey to the US with rich lyricism and magical realism. Timely, vivid, and uncompromisingly authentic, When You Get to the Other Side reminds us with unflinching honesty that meaning and joy must be sought in this moment, where we are. The promised land is "right here," among the spirits of ancestors, of rock and soil, ready to be fashioned with our hearts and hands." -- David Bowles, award-winning author and co-founder of #DignidadLiteraria

"Gumá's language is beautiful, her writing style unceasingly bold, but her novel's literary merit is best embodied by its introspective imagery and symbolism. . . . Weddell's translation is excellent as well, her attention to detail evident in every sentence. . . . [A] breath of fresh air and new perspectives on immigration and the supernatural." -- BookPage