botdClaudia Salazar Jiménez, Blood of the Dawn, Deep Vellum Publishing, 2016 (translated by Elizabeth Bryer).

“A bold, breviloquent debut novel whose polyhedral story line plunges sans parachute into the bloody chamber of political violence unleashed during the massacre-ridden years in Peru…The narrative hits the ground running in pithy, breathless paragraphs. They hover, incorporeal words and phrases, poised and charged like roiling storm clouds that counterpoint the grounding metaphor of how women’s bodies inevitably become the battle grounds of patriarchal violence.” —Valerie Miles, New York Times Book Review