Tony Wood: Yuri Herrera, 6 October 2016
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And Other Stories, 114 pp., £8.99, March 2015, 978 1 908276 42 1Show More
The Transmigration of Bodies by Yuri Herrera, translated by Lisa Dillman.
And Other Stories, 101 pp., £8.99, July 2016, 978 1 908276 72 8Show More
“... I didn’t cross the line, the line crossed me,’ a character in Yuri Herrera’s first book, Trabajos del reino (2004), remarks. In Mexico ‘la línea’ often means the border with the US, but in this case the words also refer to an ethical transition: the speaker is a former US law enforcement official who decided to throw in his lot with the narcos he had been pursuing ...”