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The She-Devil in the Mirror

(2009)
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Salvadorean society is shocked by the gruesome murder of a young upper-class woman, and no one more so than her best friend Laura. In her first-person solo narration, Laura rattles on and on about her disbelief and horror at the evils all around her - but who's that in the mirror?

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).

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The She-Devil in the Mirror
Author(s): Horacio Castellanos Moya
ISBN: 1-84688-104-8 / 978-1-84688-104-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The She-Devil in the Mirror (New Directions Paperbook)
Author(s): Horacio Castellanos Moya
ISBN: 0-8112-1846-5 / 978-0-8112-1846-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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September 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The She-Devil in the Mirror (New Directions Paperbook)
Author(s): Horacio Castellanos Moya
Publisher: New Directions
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