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Among the Lost by Emiliano Monge, Frank Wynne

Among the Lost

Emiliano Monge, Frank Wynne

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Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publication date: 29 Nov 2018
ISBN: 9781911344643
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5 stars out of 5
Eileen Battersby
25 Nov 2018

"a determinedly literary novel... there are Shakespearean flourishes"

... one of the many linguistically adroit writers currently at work in what is an exciting era for Mexican fiction... That he can succeed in generating any sympathy for his frenetic lovers is entirely due to the ferocious eloquence of his prose, which has been magnificently well served by translator Frank Wynne’s Miltonic register... In what is a determinedly literary novel, rich in echoes of Dante, there are Shakespearean flourishes... Monge’s realist, deadly topical fiction is a weighty metaphor for our world gone mad... Monge balances the dour, apocalyptic brutality of Cormac McCarthy with lively, grim humour.