Sarah Booker

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Sarah Booker is a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus on contemporary Latin American narrative and translation studies.
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Jawbone

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ISBN 9781566896214 Coffee House Press

Translated from the Spanish by Sarah Booker. “Was desire something like being possessed by a nightmare?” Fernanda and Annelise are so close they are practically sisters: a double image, inseparable. So how does Fernanda end up bound on the floor of a deserted cabin, held hostage by one of her teachers and estranged from Annelise? More about this book >

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Sarah Booker

Sarah Booker is a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus on contemporary Latin American narrative and translation studies. She is a literary translator working from Spanish to English and has translated, among others, Cristina Rivera Garza’s The Iliac Crest and Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country and Mónica Ojeda’s Jawbone. Her translations have also been published in journals such as The Paris Review, Asymptote, Latin American Literature Today, 3:AM Magazine, Nashville Review, MAKE, and Translation Review.

(Photo credit: Emily Booker)

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