Carmen Boullosa - TEXAS: THE GREAT THEFT

Start: 
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston
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Loosely based on the little-known 1859 Mexican invasion of the United States, Carmen Boullosa’s newest novel TEXAS: THE GREAT THEFT is a richly imagined evocation of the volatile Tex-Mex borderland, wrested from Mexico in 1848. Described by Roberto Bolaño as "Mexico's greatest woman writer," Boullosa views the border history through distinctly Mexican eyes, and her sympathetic portrayal each of her wildly diverse characters—Mexican ranchers and Texas Rangers, Comanches and cowboys, German socialists and runaway slaves, Southern belles and dance hall girls—makes her storytelling tremendously powerful and absorbing. With today’s Mexican-American frontier such a front-burner concern, this novel that brilliantly illuminates its historical landscape is especially welcome. TEXAS is Boullosa's fourth novel to appear in English, her previous novels were published by Grove Press.

Special thanks to our promotional partner, The Center of Mexican-American Studies at the University of Houston.