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Cross-Stitch By Jazmina Barrera, Christina Macsweeney (Translator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781949641530
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Published: Two Lines Press - November 7th, 2023

Even when Jazmina Barrera is in the business of writing novels, she can't escape the essay form. Barrera's Ferrante-esque novel of friendship, woven within a cultural history of sewing, makes for an engrossing story, the kind that has you drawing exclamation points in the margins with abundance. I'm amazed by the breadth of Barrera's thinking, her manifold interests. Christina MacSweeney, returning for a third time to render Barrera's work into English, is the only translator I want to see at the helm.