From the author of Lost Children Archive: "Masterful...a novel in which people die many times just to wake up right where they left off."―The Paris Review
In Mexico City, a young mother is writing a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. In Harlem, a translator is desperate to publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet. And in Philadelphia, Gilberto Owen recalls his
American Book Award Winner: A "moving, intimate" account of serving as a translator for undocumented children facing deportation (The New York Times Book Review).
Nonfiction Finalist for the Kirkus Prize
Finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism
Structured around the forty questions volunteer worker Valeria Luiselli translates from a court system form and asks