This is Not Miami

This is Not Miami

Regular price $17.00

Sophie Hughes

Category: True Crime

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 5/10/23

Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 160 pages

Weight: 212

Dimensions: 129 x 196 x 18

Set in and around the city of Veracruz in Mexico, This Is Not Miami delivers a series of devastating stories - spiralling from real events - that bleed together reportage and the author's rich and rigorous imagination. These cronicas - a genre unique to Latin American writing that blends reportage, narrative non-fiction and novelistic forms - probe deeply into the motivations of murderers and misfits, into their desires and circumstances, forcing us to understand them - and even empathize - despite our wish to disdain them as monsters. As in her hugely acclaimed novels Hurricane Season and Paradais, and once again brilliantly translated by Sophie Hughes, Fernanda Melchor's masterful stories show how the violent and shocking aberrations that make the headlines are only the surface ruptures of a society on the brink of chaos.