This website uses cookies

Welcome! This website uses cookies to give you the best, most relevant experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I Agree   Read more
Read-iculously Low Prices

The House of the Pain of Others: Chronicle of a Small Genocide

Author:
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $21.28
Our Price: $7.29 CAD
& FREE Shipping on orders over $45
Our Price: $7.29 CAD
& FREE Shipping on orders over $45
Online Qty: 60

Bargain Book Copy

View cart

A brilliant work of historical excavation with profound echoes in an age redolent with violence and xenophobia.

Early in the twentieth century, amid the myths of progress and modernity that underpinned Mexico’s ruling party, some three hundred Chinese immigrants - close to half of the Cantonese residents of the newly founded city of Torreón - were massacred over the course of three days. It is considered the largest slaughter of Chinese people in the history of the Americas, but more than a century later, the facts continue to be elusive, mistaken, and repressed.

“And what do you know about the Chinese people who were killed here?” Julián Herbert asks anyone who will listen. An exorcism of persistent and discomfiting ghosts, The House of the Pain of Others attempts a reckoning with the 1911 massacre. Looping, digressive, and cinematic, Herbert blends reportage, personal reflection, essay, and academic research to portray the historical context as well as the lives of the perpetrators and victims of the “small genocide.” This brilliant historical excavation echoes profoundly in an age redolent with violence and xenophobia.

NOTE: This title is a Bargain Book Copy, purchased direct from various publishers as excess inventory or a store return. The book is in new condition and will, in most cases, have a small dot or line on the edge of the book. It may also have a price sticker on it from the original store it was returned from. In a rare case the actual cover for a book might not match the one in the display picture. For more information please refer to the information page Our Product.

Due to many publishers not providing a Canadian list price the Canadian list price shown is an estimation based upon the US list price multiplied by the current exchange rate.

More info...

ISBN: 9781555978372
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Language: English
Page Count: 304
Size: 8.26" l x 5.66" w x 0.84"
Series: N/A

To Top