The Adventures of China Iron: a daring, playful story

The fourth novel by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara follows a young woman in pursuit of a freer life, and has been shortlisted for this year’s International Booker Prize.

The Adventures of China Iron is the daring, playful story of a young woman in pursuit of a freer life. The fourth novel by the Buenos Aires-based author Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, first published in Spanish in 2017 and now translated into English by Fiona Mackintosh and Iona Macintyre, has been shortlisted for this year’s International Booker Prize. It reinvents José Hernández’s 1872 epic poem El Gaucho Martín Fierro by putting Fierro’s wife, who is merely a footnote in the...
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