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This Is as Far as We Come

Carlos Fonseca

Translated by Megan McDowell

‘Those men and women don’t want rubber. They are after something more ethereal but fearsome: the conversion of souls.’

Fiction by Carlos Fonseca, translated by Megan McDowell.

Carlos Fonseca

Carlos Fonseca was born in Costa Rica, but spent his teenage years in Puerto Rico. He is the author of the novels Colonel Lágrimas and Natural History, both translated into English by Megan McDowell. He teaches at Trinity College, Cambridge University.

Photograph © Gabriel Piovanetti-Ferrer

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Translated by Megan McDowell

Megan McDowell is the recipient of a 2020 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, among other awards, and has been short- or longlisted four times for the International Booker Prize. Her most recent translated books is Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez. She lives in Santiago, Chile

Photograph © Camila Valdés

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