How to Order the Universe, by Maria Jose Ferrada

Staff Pick

What seems like a cute children's book for adults is in fact a dark, occasionally funny, tiny punch of a novel. It is told by M, a daughter of a traveling salesman in 1970s Chile, and she turns out to be at once the most and least reliable narrator. Things are not what they seem to M, but her frank descriptions of things happening around her make both wonder and horror much more palpable. This is a beautifully translated novel, both subtle and stark.

How to Order the Universe By María José Ferrada, Elizabeth Bryer (Translated by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781951142308
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Tin House Books - February 16th, 2021