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Monastery

by Eduardo Halfon, Lisa Dillman & Daniel Hahn

Best Translated Book Award Longlist

Reader’s Digest Great New Book

World Literature Today Holiday Gift Guide Recommendation

“Offer[s] surprise and revelation at every turn.” —Reader’s Digest

“Eduardo Halfon...


The Planets

by Sergio Chejfec & Heather Cleary

A 2013 Best Translated Book Award Finalist

When he reads about a mysterious explosion in the distant countryside, the narrator's thoughts turn to his disappeared childhood friend, M, who was abducted from his...


Adam in Eden

by Carlos Fuentes, Alejandro Branger & Ethan Shaskan Bumas

In this comic novel of political intrigue, Adam Gorozpe, a respected businessman in Mexico, has a life so perfect that he might as well be his namesake in the Garden of Eden?but there are snakes in this Eden...


The Polish Boxer

by Eduardo Halfon, Thomas Bunstead, Anne McLean & Lisa Dillman et al.

"Elegant” —Marie Claire

"Funny and revelatory." —New York Times Book Review

"Deeply accessible, deeply moving." —Los Angeles Times

The Polish Boxer covers a vast landscape of human experience while enfolding...


The Imagined Land

by Eduardo Berti & Charlotte Coombe

With sensuous imagery and musical cadence, Berti conjures up a star-crossed love story for a brother and sister in pre-revolutionary China. Their hearts' desires collide with their parents' strictness, superstitions,...


The Naked Woman

by Armonía Somers, Kit Maude & Elena Chavez Goycochea

A woman’s feminist awakening drives a hypocritical village to madness in rural Uruguay in this "wild, brutal paean to freedom" (NPR.org). 

Shortlisted for the National Translation Award

"Somers' feminism is...


Mourning

by Eduardo Halfon, Lisa Dillman & Daniel Hahn

International Latino Book Award Winner

Edward Lewis Wallant Award Winner

Kirkus Prize Finalist

Neustadt International Prize Finalist

Balcones Fiction Prize Finalist

PEN Translation Prize Longlist

?A feat of literary...


Bottom of the Sky

by Rodrigo Fresán & Will Vanderhyden

At its core, The Bottom of the Sky is a novel about two young boys in love with other planets and a disturbingly beautiful girl. An homage to the history of American science fiction, it?s also about the Gulf...


Poso Wells

by Gabriela Alemán & Dick Cluster

"Poso Wells is ironic, audacious, and fierce. But what is it, exactly? A satire? A scifi novel? A political detective yarn? Or the purest reality of contemporary Latin America. It's unclassifiable—as all great...


Medical Autobiography

by Damián Tabarovsky & Emily Davis

Each time protagonist Dami comes up with another one of his ?great ideas,? he is instantly thwarted by his own body, overcome time and again by various, almost comical, ailments. Throughout the ups and downs...


Blood of the Dawn

by Claudia Salazar Jiménez & Elizabeth Bryer

This novel follows three women whose lives intertwine and are ripped apart during what’s known as “the time of fear” in Peruvian history when the Shining Path militant insurgency was at its peak. The novel...


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...


The Iliac Crest

by Cristina Rivera Garza & Sarah Booker

Surreal and Gothic, The Iliac Crest is a masterful excavation of forgotten Mexican women writers, illustrating the myriad ways that gendered language can wield destructive power.

On a dark and stormy night,...


Red, Yellow and Green

by Alejandro Saravia & María José Giménez

Traumatized by his past as a Bolivian soldier who, in a sudden coup d'etat, was forced to participate in atrocities, Alfredo flees to Montreal, haunted by the dead. He rides the Montreal metro and pours his...


The Invented Part

by Rodrigo Fresán & Will Vanderhyden

"A kaleidoscopic, open-hearted, shamelessly polymathic storyteller, the kind who brings a blast of oxygen into the room."?Jonathan Lethem

An aging writer, disillusioned with the state of literary culture, attempts...


The Revolutionaries Try Again

by Mauro Javier Cardenas

Extravagant, absurd, and self-aware, The Revolutionaries Try Again plays out against the lost decade of Ecuador's austerity and the stymied idealism of three childhood friends—an expat, a bureaucrat, and a...


Before

by Carmen Boullosa & Peter Bush

"Carmen Boullosa is, in my opinion, a true master."—Alvaro Mutis

Part bildungsroman, part ghost story, part revenge novel, Before tells the story of a woman who returns to the landscape of her childhood to...


Seeing Red

by Lina Meruane & Megan McDowell

"Meruane's prose has great literary force: it emerges from the hammer blows of conscience, but also from the ungraspable, and from pain."—Roberto Bolaño

This powerful, profound autobiographical novel describes...


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...


The Islands

by Carlos Gamerro

Buenos Aires, 1992. Hacker Felipe Félix is summoned to the vertiginous twin towers of magnate Fausto Tamerlán and charged with finding the witnesses to a very public crime. Rejecting the mission is not an...