The She-devil in the Mirror

The She-devil in the Mirror

Book - 2009
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Laura Rivera can't believe what has happened. Her best friend has been killed in cold blood in the living room of her home, in front of her two young daughters! Nobody knows who pulled the trigger, but Laura will not rest easy until she finds out. Her dizzying, delirious, hilarious, and blood-curdling one-sided dialogue carries the reader on a rough and tumble ride through the social, political, economic, and sexual chaos of post-civil war San Salvador. A detective story of pulse-quickening suspense, The She-Devil in the Mirror is also a sober reminder that justice and truth are more often than not illusive. Castellanos Moya's relentless, obsessive narrator--female, rich, paranoid, wonderfully perceptive, and, in the end, fabulously unreliable--paints with frivolous profundity a society in a state of collapse.

Castellanos Moya's Senselessness was acclaimed "an innovative and invigoratingly twisted piece of art" (Village Voice) and "a brilliantly crafted moral fable, as if Kafka had gone to Latin America for his source materials" (Russell Banks).
Publisher: New York : New Directions Pub., 2009.
ISBN: 9780811218467
Characteristics: p. cm.
Additional Contributors: Silver, Katherine


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Apr 01, 2017

The narrator is the most awful woman, an unstoppable natterer, but I could not stop reading. Very funny in a crazy-making kind of way. Highly recomend it.

Sep 12, 2011

could not put this book down until I finished it. The voice of the narrator is unstoppable!

Jun 08, 2010

The narrator, a nonstop chattering woman, gets you really caught up in this story!


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