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MTREP Book Club - July 25, 2017

  • Gallatin Valley Land Trust 212 South Wallace Avenue, #102 Bozeman, MT, 59715 (map)


By Yuri Herrrra, translated into English by Lisa Dillman

Signs Preceding the End of the World is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores the crossings and translations people make in their minds and language as they move from one country to another, especially when there’s no going back.

Traversing this lonely territory is Makina, a young woman who knows only too well how to survive in a violent, macho world. Leaving behind her life in Mexico to search for her brother, she is smuggled into the USA carrying a pair of secret messages – one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld.

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NOTE: This book discussion will be led by Dr. Sara Rushing, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Montana State University.

Earlier Event: June 27
MTREP Book Club - June 27, 2017
Later Event: July 29
Peace Through Diversity