Poso Wells | Gabriela Alemán, translated by Dick Cluster | 9780872867550 | City Lights Publishers | $14.95 | 8/21/2018 | Trade Paper
An interview with Alemán was published by the American Booksellers Association on July 17.
“Alemán’s first novel to be translated into English is a wild, successful satire of Ecuadorian politics and supernatural encounters. . . . Alemán’s singular voice keeps the ride fresh and satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly, July 23, 2018
“A savage satire of a political rally in the barrio of [fictional town of] Poso Wells. . . . Aleman’s voice, as translated from the Spanish by Dick Cluster, is fresh and deliciously absurd.”––BBC.com, July 19, 2018
An excerpt from Poso Wells was published on Words Without Borders on July 13.
“One part Thomas Pynchon, one part Gabriel García Marquez, and one part Raymond Chandler, Alemán’s novel contains mystery, horror, humor, absurdity, and political commentary. . . . A concoction of political thriller and absurdist literary mystery that never fails to entertain.”—Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2018