The Transmigration of Bodies, Yuri Herrera, trans. Lisa Dillman (And Other Stories, July 7)
Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the World was among the best books of 2015, and it deservingly won this year’s Best Translated Book Award for fiction. It also happens to be a great border novel in an era of newfound walls and borders. Here, Herrera turns to Mexico’s internal violence in this tragic, brilliant “film gris” of contemporary fiction.