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HITTING SHELVES #38: The Mortifications by Derek Palacio

The Mortifications - Derek Palacio

The Mortifications by Derek Palacio comes out today!

It’s a debut novel about a rural Cuban family that gets torn apart by the Mariel boatlift in 1980. Soledad and her children–one of whom has a strange connection with death–settle in a foreign land called Connecticut, while patriarch Uxbal stays behind in Cuba until the Encarnacións can reunite. The Mortifications is a dreamily beautiful and painfully real story about families in exile.

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