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Itzel I: A Tlatelolco Awakening
Guernica Editions, Fall 2019
335 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771834148
ISBN10: 1771834145
English
$29.95 Canada, $29.95 US

The first of a two-part novel, Itzel I tells the story of three disparate characters swept up in the drama of the Mexican student movement of 1968 whose ending in the Massacre in Tlatelolco on October 2nd, a date now always commemorated in Mexico, changed their lives forever. Broad in scope and exuberant in style in the best tradition of Latin American literature, this book roots its readers in the ebullience of Mexico's daily life and language, even as they are made to confront the horrors of history, to examine the difficulties of friendship and family.
What we will return to is a city under occupation. A city in defeat. And in the midst of it, the beacon of Itzel's smile.

Books by Sarah Xerar Murphy

Itzel I: A Tlatelolco Awakening