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Bastard Alias the Romantic

Yuri Herrera

Translated by Lisa Dillman

‘Can you imagine what it would be like if instead of killing we cuddled?’

Yuri Herrera

Born in Actopan, Mexico, in 1970, Yuri Herrera studied politics in Mexico, creative writing in El Paso and took his PhD in literature at Berkeley. His first novel to appear in English, Signs Preceding the End of the World, was published to great critical acclaim in 2015. He is currently teaching at the University of Tulane, in New Orleans.

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Translated by Lisa Dillman

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