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They Have Fired Her Again
They Have Fired Her Again | Claudia Hernndez
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They Have Fired Her Again is the ominous and compelling tale of a Central American immigrant in New York, narrated by the voices surrounding Lourdes during the exhausting rituals of her workday. Following a myriad of other working immigrants, Lourdes finds herself immersed in an ongoing pursuit of a job, while also being hunted down by peculiar animals-a light moth, a motmot bird, the cats in the shadows, a little crystalline dog, a wolf of stone-among other spectacular collections of animals that steal away, or liberate, lonely women into the perpetual night of the city. They Have Fired Her Again is the first novella by prize-winning Salvadorean author Claudia Hernandez to be translated into English. This bilingual edition includes the original text and the translation by Aaron Lacayo."
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They Have Fired Her Again | Claudia Hernndez
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@shawnmooney has a great new Booktube program I would recommend: "Bite-sized Book Chats". Shawn has a short conversation with four readers and talks with them about a book they recently read in fun half-hour episodes. They are great for expanding your TBR further via recommendations from readers around the world. I was excited to speak with Shawn in the most recent episode about the tagged book. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/TFC7mIg53Z4

shawnmooney You were a fantastic guest and I‘m really looking forward to you coming back on again! 3mo
vivastory I've been enjoying these episodes! Looking forward to watching this one later today 3mo
TrishB I‘ll be watching over the weekend 👍🏻 3mo
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Cathythoughts Really enjoyed Vinny & Shawn .. book sounds good. I am a fan of magical realism… loved your description of this book Vinny , and loved listening to you talk about it . Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.. I‘m stacking 3mo
batsy Fun! I'll also be making time for this over the weekend 👌🏾 3mo
Billypar @shawnmooney Thanks and likewise! 🙂 3mo
Billypar Excellent - hope you enjoy it @vivastory @TrishB @batsy ! 3mo
Billypar Glad you liked it @Cathythoughts ! The book is a real headtrip - not even like other magical realist stuff I've read. I'd love to hear your thoughts if you pick it up. 3mo
Reggie Told almost in dialogue but not from the MC lol, that sounds fascinating and challenging. Great talk, Vinny. (edited) 3mo
LeahBergen Wonderful! 👏🏻👏🏻 I can‘t wait to watch! 3mo
Billypar @Reggie Yeah, it was a bold choice - I wish I read widely enough to have another novel to compare it to, but I haven't read anything else like it. 3mo
Billypar @LeahBergen Hope you enjoy! 🙂 3mo
Lindy Well done! You sold me on 3mo
Billypar @Lindy I hope you like it if you pick it up! It is a challenge, but it helps that it's novella length and not 700 pages. 3mo
Lindy @Billypar I will @ you when I read it… if I remember … it might be a while before I get to it. 😊 (edited) 3mo
Centique It was lovely to see you recommending books in person Vinny! You sold me on this one too (although who knows when I‘ll get to it, my TBR is toppling) Hope you are well xx 3mo
Billypar @Centique Thanks Paula - and likewise for Episode 14! You also sold me on a book, but it was actually The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke - I immediately added to my own toppling TBR 🙂 3mo
Suet624 Just came across this post. Now I need to find the episode! Always fun to get to hear/see folks I‘ve been following! 2mo
Billypar @Suet624 Hope you enjoy the episode! I really like Shawn's program and it was great chatting with him about this book. Booktube is totally new to me - I should really explore it more. 2mo
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There's a lot packed into the less than 100 pages of this novella. The story of an undocumented Salvadoran immigrant in New York is told through the voices of everyone she encounters: her aunt, cousin, co-workers at the series of jobs she works, and...a stone wolf, crystalline dog, motmot bird...you know, the usual NYC crowd. A transfixing story told almost entirely through dialogue that switches from unvarnished realism to odd fantasy on a dime.

Cathythoughts Great post , sounds crazy & good 4mo
Billypar @Cathythoughts Yes, it was both of those things! A very unique read overall. 4mo
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