THE MORTIFICATIONS by Derek Palacio

Posted on October 28, 2016 in Book Reviews
THE MORTIFICATIONS by Derek Palacio

In a complementary review for Bookforum, Victoria Baena wrote that Derek Palacio’s “novel doesn’t seem to want to sublimate the ugly, the putrid, or the decayed; it’s aware that describing abject bodily realities, in fiction, can in a sense turn them into objects of beauty…”

In addition the book received a review in The Dallas Morning News, where Beatriz Terrazas wrote that Derek Palacio’s THE MORTIFICATIONS is a “sweeping, lyrical tale of a family’s undoing… [containing] moments of beauty and magic that are a pleasure to the ear.” Tim Duggan Books published THE MORTIFICATIONS on October 4, 2016. Please follow the link for more information:
http://www.bookforum.com/review/16721
http://www.dallasnews.com/arts/books/2016/10/20/mother-fleescuba-childre…