A Silent Fury, by Yuri Herrera

Staff Pick

Who knew that a South Mexico mine fire a century ago could still feel so distressing--and so painfully relevant--to us here today? Yuri Herrera, one of the foremost chroniclers of Mexico's corruption, focuses in this short but powerful narrative on a long-overlooked episode in his country's tragic history, recounting a mine fire that, due to the company's and the government’s neglect, killed dozens of miners. HIs brilliant acount highlights what is sadly still a contemporary problem not only in Mexico but all over the world where exploitation is allowed to proceed unchecked.  

A Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator) Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781911508786
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Published: And Other Stories - June 16th, 2020

The Night in Gethsemane, by Massimo Recalcati

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In his short meditation on the Agony in the Garden, Recalcati explores the intersection between Christ's humanity and divinity by focusing his own psychoanalytic lens on the most hopeless moments of the Passion. Examining the unanswered prayers, the silence of God, and the betrayal by His apostles, Recalcati traces the connection between Christ's fear and despair and that of mankind. The book is a compelling and brilliant analysis of how Christ’s agony speaks more about the human condition than it does about His own divine aspect.

 

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By Massimo Recalcati, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609456221
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Published: Europa Compass - November 3rd, 2020

The Magic Fish, by Trung Le Nguyen

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Le Nguyen’s debut graphic novel is full of tenderness and love. The Magic Fish follows Tiâãen as he navigates young adulthood--his interactions with the world, his parents, and his friends made complicated by his uncertainty about whether to reveal his secrets. An immigration narrative, coming-out story, and the retelling of a fairy tale all in one, Le Nguyen's work reminds us how powerful story telling can be against the pernicious dangers of self-doubt, bigotry, and identity crises.  

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781984851598
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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

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