The Heart That Bleeds: Latin America Now (Paperback)
An extraordinarily vivid, unflinching series of portraits of South America today, written from the inside out, by the award-winning New Yorker journalist and widely admired author of Samba.
About the Author
Alma Guillermoprieto writes for "The New York Review of Books" and "The New Yorker" and for several publications in Latin America. Born in Mexico, she has lived there and in Central America, the United States, Colombia, and Brazil. She is the author of "Samba" (which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award) and "The Heart That Bleeds," Named a MacArthur Fellow in 1995, she has also received an Alicia Patterson
fellowship, Columbia University's Maria Moors Cabot Prize, and the Latin American Studies Association Media Award. She lives in Mexico City.
"Powerful...a literary gem...wonderfully written dispatches that capture the richness and intensity of Latin America's reality. Those wanting a feel for the spirit of Latin America or what lies behind the headlines will hardly find more vivid accounts of the region's recent history."--The Miami Herald
"The Heart That Bleeds is the work of a master...Guillermoprieto has brought back reports that are unforgettable, brave in their clearsightedness, but unstinting, too, in their passion and sympathy. The countries of Latin America now have their Orwell."--David Remnick