“The Adventures of China Iron by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara
Another selection from the Man Booker International 2020 shortlist, but this one was far more interesting than Hurricane Season. This story is a ’re-imagining' of the famous Argentinian poem, Martin Fierro. The main character of this book is the wife of Fierro, that is mentioned very briefly in the original poem. I knew none of this before I started reading this book, but still enjoyed this book about gaucho’s and the love between China [pronounced CHEE-na] Iron and her traveling companion. The first half of the book is about the journey, the second turns into a love story, and the last part of the book is about the destination and where they all end up.
P.S. The book cover is absolutely beautiful. I really love the colors, and simplicity of it.
Rating: ★★★★ Book #76 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge
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