First Looks

First Look: Umami


“In prose that is dazzlingly inventive, funny and tender, Laia Jufresa immerses us in the troubled lives of her narrators, deftly unpicking their stories to offer a darkly comic portrait of contemporary Mexico, as whimsical as it is heart-wrenching.”

Who doesn’t adore whimsical melancholy? I’ve heard great things about Jufresa’s ability to blend the sad with the funny, and I think I’ve found Latinx authors to be particularly deft with that delicate balance. Really looking forward to this one.