A Tlatelolco Awakening
Guernica Editions (Essential Prose Series)
314 pages |
The dazzling fluency, the technical virtuosity, the energy and exuberance – they’re all here. Sarah Murphy is entertaining and reckless and wittily self-conscious about language and story-telling, but make no mistake: She is a literary and political subversive. If you haven’t read her before, hold onto your hat. You are in for a wild ride.
Ken McGoogan, author of Fatal Passage, Lady Franklin’s Revenge, and Flight of the Highlanders
In this audacious novel of many mixed ancestries, Sarah Murphy writes beautifully not only of but within the lives of exiles, thoughtful lives in haunted Mexico, lives that teem with the blockages and narrow escapes we call history. Such tenderness and intelligence are rarely found within the same covers. She plants them all over Itzel for the hungry reader.Todd Gitlin, author of Occupy Nation and The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
ReLit Awards for Fiction (Short-listed)
New Brunswick Book Award for Fiction (Winner)
About the author
Prize winning author of eight books of fiction and memoir, Sarah Xerar Murphy is also widely recognized for her spoken word performance, and social justice work. Her bi-racial, bilingual and multicultural background combine with long-term residence in all three of North America’s largest countries to bring electrifying authenticity to her creations. She currently resides in Bocabec, NB.