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    Charco Press

    Charco Press is an award-winning Edinburgh-based publisher focused on bringing the best Latin American authors to English-speaking readers.

    Charco won Scottish Small Press of the Year in the 2019 British Book Awards, and in just three years of publishing has had two finalists for the prestigious International Booker Prize, including The Adventures of China Iron by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, currently shortlisted for the 2020 prize.

    Another Charco title, The Wind That Lays Waste by Selva Almada was the winner of the 2019 EIBF First Book Award, as voted for by the public.

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    An Orphan World

    £9.99
    An Orphan World is about poverty, and the resourceful ways in which people confront poverty. At the same time, it is a reflection about the body as a space of pleasure and violence. Perhaps above all else, An Orphan World is a brutally honest love letter between a father and son.

    Die, My Love

    £9.99
    In a patch of dilapidated French countryside, a woman struggles with the demons of her multitudinous internal conflicts. Embracing exclusion, yet desiring to belong, craving freedom whilst feeling trapped, yearning for family life and simultaneously wanting to burn the entire facade down.

    Feebleminded

    £9.99
    In Feebleminded, Harwicz drags us to the most uncomfortable and fascinating aspects of love, need and dependency, by analysing the dynamics between a mother and her adult daughter, both searching through their own past and present as they try to give meaning to their lives and relationship.

    Fireflies

    £8.99
    How do we even begin to narrate history? Using an eclectic array of influences and personalities from modern history, Sagasti teases out individual events, at first glance random and insignificant, and proceeds to masterfully weave them together, entertaining as he educates.

    Fish Soup

    £9.99
    Uncomfortable family situations, unfortunate health conditions, people on the brink of survival - this is what each story in this collection captures, every ripple and every echo that travels from one person to another. Sometimes intimate struggles are as fragile as they are political, and there is nothing but time that keeps us going.

    Older Brother

    £12.99
    During the summer of 2014, on one of the stormiest days on record to hit the coast of Uruguay, 31-year old Alejandro, lifeguard and younger brother of our protagonist, dies after being hit by lightning.

    Ramifications -Pre-Order-

    £9.99
    In his second novel, Daniel Saldana Paris has created a bone chilling, exact portrait of a hypersensitive childhood that must torture and repeat itself in the mind of the protagonist.

    Resistance

    £12.99
    In the terrifying atmosphere of late 1970s Buenos Aires, a young militant couple engaged in the resistance against the military regime adopt a child. Amid the ever-growing oppression, the couple and their baby flee to Brazil, believing it to be a more tranquil country in which to raise a family and pursue their lives.

    Slum Virgin

    £9.99
    The slum, the government, the mafia, the Virgin Mary, corrupt police, prostitutes, transvestites, thieves, drug dealers, cumbia, excess: a pageant of diverse elements combine in this epic novel deemed to be a `revelation for contemporary literature' and `pure dynamite' (Andres Neuman).

    Charco Press