The Transmigration of Bodies

The Transmigration of Bodies

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Baker & Taylor
As a plague brings death to Mexico City, The Redeemer must broker peace between two feuding crime families with blood on their hands who need his help in arranging for the exchange of the bodies they hold hostage. By an English Pen Award-winning author. Original.

Perseus Publishing
"The things people inscribe on tombstones, even if only with their breath—erasing those things is what the Redeemer’s there for."

A plague has brought death to the city. Two feuding crime families with blood on their hands need our hard-boiled hero, The Redeemer, to broker peace. Both his instincts and the vacant streets warn him to stay indoors, but The Redeemer ventures out into the city’s underbelly to arrange for the exchange of the bodies they hold hostage.

Yuri Herrera’s novel is a response to the violence of contemporary Mexico. With echoes of Romeo and Juliet, Roberto Bolaño and Raymond Chandler, The Transmigration of Bodies is a noirish tragedy and a tribute to those bodies – loved, sanctified, lusted after, and defiled – that violent crime has touched

Publisher: High Wycombe ; Los Angeles : And Other Stories, 2016
ISBN: 9781908276728
Branch Call Number: Fiction Herrera
Characteristics: 101 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Dillman, Lisa


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Mar 18, 2019

Glowing reviews, 101 pages ... what's not to like? Had to put it down after 40... dry ... couldn't connect last page ... Huh...? Glad I didn't hold out. My apologies to the series. Really like the idea of an indie publisher supported by readers ... but ...

Apr 13, 2017

Dark, but illuminating. Great prose.


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