Blood of the Dawn

Author: Claudia Salazar Jiménez

The fate of three women intertwine and are ripped apart during what’s known as “the time of fear” in Peruvian history. This novel rewrites the armed conflict in the voice of women, mixing politics, desire and pain in lucid and brutal prose. Salazar activates our memories through visual and narrative references that hit us with the personal stories of these three women. The social trauma of Peru is full of personal tragedies: Salazar’s characters may be fictional, but the pain they experience is completely real.

Blood of the Dawn is a beautiful novel and, at the same time, an example of what art can do to help us not to forget.

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Original Language

SPANISH (Perú) | Animal de Invierno

Translation Rights

ARABIC | Dar Alkhan
ENGLISH (North America) | Deep Vellum Publishing
POLISH | ArtRage
SPANISH (Spain)  |  Malas Tierras


Las Americas Narrative Prize 2014

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