Book List in Order:8 titles

  • Russia, 1905. Behind the gates of the Karenin Palace, Sergei, son of Anna Karenina, meets Tolstoy in his dreams and finds reminders of his mother everywhere: the almost-living portrait that the Tsar intends to acquire and the opium-infused manuscript...


  • Three narrators from different historical eras engage in preserving history in Heavens on Earth. As her narrators sense each other and interact through time and space, Boullosa challenges the primacy of recorded history and asserts literature and lan...


  • One of BBC's "10 Books to Read in August""an altogether fresh take on the coming-of-age story...Boullosa manages to merge humor with panic seamlessly." — Publishers Weekly Starred Review"Carmen Boullosa is, in my opinion, a true master."—Alvaro M...



  • Carmen Boullosa’s Cleopatra Dismounts tells three versions of the life of Cleopatra. In the first sequence, Marc Antony had just disemboweled himself, knowing they had lost the war against Octavian and believing that Cleopatra was dead. Hugging his...


  • Carmen Boullosa is one of Mexico's most acclaimed young writers, and Leaving Tabasco tells of the coming-of-age of Delmira Ulloa, raised in an all-female home in Agustini, in the Mexican province of Tabasco. The Washington Post Book World wrote, "We ...


  • The emerging societies of the Caribbean in the seventeenth century were a riotous assembly of pirates, aristocrats, revolutionaries, and rogues -- outcasts and fortune seekers all. In They're Cows, We're Pigs, acclaimed Mexican novelist Carmen Boullo...


  • In Mexico City a body is clutching papers and a tape recording. Is this a political murder? A miracle-worker has the power, by allowing the wishes of people to enter into her dreams, to answer their prayers. What does she so when a ruthless man petit...