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Excerpt from Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera

Makina, a young woman raised in an environment that has taught her how to survive a violent, macho-driven society, is smuggled across the Mexican border into the United States to find her brother in Yuri Herrera’s latest novel, about the crossings of geography and the mind.

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Disappear by Petra Soukupová

Although the Czech press is free, contemporary Czech literature is underrepresented in translated literature, especially work by women. Fiction from Words Without Borders.

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Post-Exoticism

Excerpt from Post-Exoticism in 10 Lessons, Lesson 11 by Antoine Volodine

In a post-apocalyptic future, the last revolutionary writer languishes in prison while journalists scramble to uncover the secrets of his literary movement. New fiction from Open Letter Books.

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Excerpt: The Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo

Fiction from Chantel Acevedo, who is participating in the 2015 PEN World Voices Festival.

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Excerpt: The Dream of My Return by Horacio Castellanos Moya

The Dream of My Return is the newest novel by City of Asylum writer-in-residence Horacio Castellanos Moya.

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