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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760781491
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 10/07/2018
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Fiction in translation
    Fiction & related items / Crime & mystery
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Price: $12.99

With an introduction by award-winning novelist Colm Tóibín

In 1960s Central Mexico, two sisters, Delfina and María de Jesús González, known as 'Las Poquianchis', run a small-town brothel. Kidnapped, drugged and beaten, their young workers are desperate for escape.

The Dead Girls is the discovery of these young women, buried in the back yard. In the laconic tones of a police report, Jorge Ibargüengoitia investigates these horrific murders and their motives.

A black comedy, both moving and cruelly funny, Ibargüengoitia's work is a potent and entertaining blend of sex and mayhem.

Author Information

Jorge Ibargüengoitia was born in 1928 in Guanajato, central Mexico. Winner of the Premio Casa de las Americas, as well as the Premio Mexico, for his novel Estas ruinas que vas, he worked as a translator, as a teacher of Spanish literature in American universities and as a journalist in Mexico City. He died in 1983 in Spain.

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