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Women in Translation: Hurricane Season

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The Women In Translation reading group provides a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions are shared and new appreciations can be discovered. A place for curious minds and relaxed conversation hosted by poet and translator Annie Rutherford.

Our March meeting of Women In Translation will be discussing Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor, translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes, which was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize.

About the book:

The Witch is dead. After a group of children playing near the irrigation canals discover her decomposing corpse, the village of La Matosa is rife with rumours about how and why this murder occurred. As the novel unfolds in a dazzling linguistic torrent, Fernanda Melchor paints a moving portrait of lives governed by poverty and violence, machismo and misogyny, superstition and prejudice.

Written with an infernal lyricism that is as affecting as it is enthralling, HURRICANE SEASON, Melchor's first novel to appear in English, is a formidable portrait of Mexico and its demons, brilliantly translated by Sophie Hughes.

Please note the March bookclub meets *in person at Lighthouse on West Nicholson Street in Edinburgh*.

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