By Fernanda Melchor, a devil’s book | Criticism

All the good and all the bad that once arrived on the American continent had their first stop in Veracruz. Fernanda Melchor left this idea behind the land where she was born in 1982 and which inspired her to write one of the most intense novels in current Latin American literature, focusing on the darkest side of human nature. Originally published in 2017, translated into English in 2020, hurricane season would be a finalist for the International Man Booker in the year in which the winning book was the Dutch novel The Disquiet of the Night by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld.

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