Makina knows how to survive in a macho world. Leaving her native Mexico in search of her brother, she's smuggled into the USA bearing two secret messages - one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld. In this grippingly original novel Herrera explores the actual and psychological crossings and translations people make.
Born in Actopan, Mexico, in 1970, Yuri Herrera studied in Mexico and Texas and took his PhD at Berkeley. Signs Preceding the End of the World (Senales que precederan al fin del mundo) was shortlisted for the Romulo Gallegos Prize and is being published in several languages. After publishing Signs Preceding the End of the World, And Other Stories will publish his two other novels in English, starting with The Transmigration of Bodies in 2016. He is currently teaching at the University of Tulane, in New Orleans. ------- Lisa Dillman is a US translator based in Atlanta, Georgia, where she translates Spanish, Catalan and Latin American writers and teaches at Emory University. Some of her recent translations include The Frost on His Shoulders by Lorenzo Mediano, Op Oloop by Juan Filloy (longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award), Me Who Dived into the Heart of the World by Sabina Berman and Rain Over Madrid, by Andres Barba. She is obsessed with words, running, cooking and her dog, Maya.