The Transmigration of the Bodies
Author: Yuri Herrera
Translator: Lisa Dillman
Original language: Spanish
Published by: And Other Stories, July 2016
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.
Yuri Herrera’s novel, a response to the violence of contemporary Mexico with echoes of Romeo and Juliet, Bolaño and Chandler, is a noirish tragedy and a tribute to the bodies that violence touches.