book cover of Mourning


A novel by

International Latino Book Award Winner
Edward Lewis Wallant Award Winner
Kirkus Prize Finalist
Neustadt International Prize Finalist
Balcones Fiction Prize Finalist
PEN Translation Prize Longlist

"A feat of literary acrobatics." - New York Review of Books

In Mourning, Eduardo Halfon's eponymous narrator travels to Poland, Italy, the U.S., and the Guatemalan countryside in search of secrets he can barely name. He follows memory's strands back to his maternal roots in Jewish Poland and to the contradictory, forbidden stories of his father's Lebanese-Jewish immigrant family, specifically surrounding the long-ago childhood death by drowning of his uncle Salomon. But what, or who, really killed Salomon? As he goes deeper, he realizes that the truth lies buried in his own past, in the brutal Guatemala of the 1970s and his subsequent exile to the American South.

Mourning is a subtle and stirring reflection on the formative and destructive power of family mythology, silence, and loss.

Eduardo Halfon moved from Guatemala to the United States at the age of ten and attended school in South Florida and North Carolina. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Roger Caillois Prize, Jose Maria de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel, and Guatemalan National Prize in Literature, he is the author of two previous novels published in English: The Polish Boxer, a New York Times Editors' Choice selection and Monastery, longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: Mourning
Author(s): Eduardo Halfon
ISBN: 1-942658-44-3 / 978-1-942658-44-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
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Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Mourning
Author(s): Eduardo Halfon
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
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