The She-Devil in the Mirror

Translated by Katherine Silver

  • Paperback | 288 pp.
  • Genre: Novels
  • ISBN: 9781846881046
  • Published: May 2010

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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 delirious, hilarious and blood-curdling monologue 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.


“The only writer of my generation who knows how to narrate the horror, the secret Vietnam that Latin America was for a long time” - Roberto Bolano


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Horacio Castellanos Moya was born in 1957 in Honduras, but grew up in El Salvador. He became famous in 1997 with the publication of his novel El Asco (Nausea), because of which he was forced into exile. Before that he had already lived in Canada, Costa Rica, Spain and Mexico, where he worked as a journalist and writer. After spending two years in Frankfurt, he is now living in exile as part of the City of Asylum project in Pittsburgh, USA.

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