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The Neighborhood

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Edith Grossman

A thrilling tale of desire and Peruvian corruption swirls around a scandalous exposé that leads to murder

From the Nobel Laureate comes a politically charged detective novel weaving through the underbelly of...


In the Midst of Winter: A Novel

by Isabel Allende

New York Times Bestseller

Worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing...


Return to the Dark Valley

by Santiago Gamboa & Howard Curtis

A kaleidoscopic, cosmopolitan novel infused with inky noir.

Santiago Gamboa is one of Colombia's most exciting writers. In the manner of Roberto Bolano, Gamboa infuses his kaleidoscopic, cosmopolitan stories...


Heavens on Earth

by Carmen Boullosa & Shelby Vincent

• Lives in New York, teaches at City College of New York, very active in the New York literary scene

•Won the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize, the most prestigious prize given for a single novel in Mexico, for...


The Ship of Fools

by Cristina Peri Rossi & Psiche Hughes

The Ship of Fools has established Cristina Peri Rossi, author of a dozen other books of poetry and prose, as a leading writer in Europe and Latin America. This is her most important work in English and is recognized...


Affections: A Novel

by Rodrigo Hasbún & Sophie Hughes

A haunting novel about an unusual family’s breakdown—set in South America during the time of Che Guevara and inspired by the life of Third Reich cinematographer Hans Ertl—from the literary star Jonathan...


Heretics

by Leonardo Padura & Anna Kushner

"Padura’s Heretics spans and defies literary categories . . . ingenious." —Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air

A sweeping novel of art theft, anti-Semitism, contemporary Cuba, and crime from a renowned Cuban author,...


Blood of the Dawn

by Claudia Salazar Jiménez & Elizabeth Bryer

Recipient of the Americas Narrative Prize, one of Latin America's oldest and most prestigious literary prizes.


A Zero-Sum Game

by Eduardo Rabasa & Christina Macsweeney

A satirical look at the origins of power, A Zero-Sum Game uses the highly-charged election for the presidency of a residents' committee and the influence of a powerful stranger to both expose those in power...


Seeing Red

by Lina Meruane & Megan McDowell

A visceral, moving, haunting English-language debut on illness, the body, and human relationships by one of Chile's brightest young authors


One Out of Two

by Daniel Sada

"A literary titan of his time, one of the most innovative novelists in contemporary Latin American letters." -The Washington Post

The most distinctive thing about the Gamal sisters is that they are, essentially,...


The Japanese Lover: A Novel

by Isabel Allende

From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, “a magical and sweeping” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day...


Target in the Night

by Ricardo Piglia & Sergio Waisman

A masterful psychological and political crime novel by Argentina's greatest living writer expands the genre of "paranoid fiction."


The Story of My Teeth

by Valeria Luiselli & Christina Macsweeney

Bon vivant, world traveler, auctioneer—the story of Highway and his teeth is like Johnny Cash meets Robert Walser in Mexico.


The Things We Don't Do

by Andrés Neuman, Nick Caistor & Lorenza Garcia

Mind-bending set of stories—the first of Neuman's in English—calls to mind the best of Julio Cortázar and Jorge Luis Borges.


Ficciones

by Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Bonner & Anthony Kerrigan

“Borges’s composed, carefully wrought, gnarled style is at once the means of his art and its object—his way of ordering and giving meaning to the bizarre and terrifying world he creates: it is a brilliant,...


The Discreet Hero

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Edith Grossman

The latest masterpiece—perceptive, funny, insightful, affecting—from the Nobel Prize–winning author

Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa's newest novel, The Discreet Hero, follows two fascinating characters...


Signs Preceding the End of the World

by ri Herrera

Signs Preceding the End of the World is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States...


Daughter of Fortune

by Isabel Allende

An orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, vivacious young Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. Entering a rough-and-tumble world...


Paula

by Isabel Allende

When Isabel Allende's daughter, Paula, became gravely ill and fell into a coma, the author began to write the story of her family for her unconscious child. In the telling, bizarre ancestors appear before our...