City Lights sent an announcement for a new title that just came out, Beauty Salon by Mario Bellatin.
Beauty Salon is a dream-like account of a plague-ridden city and one hairstylist’s attempt to save as many of the sick as possible. This poetic tale of survival and seclusion, published in translation and written by renowned Mexican author Mario Bellatín, examines the process of death through the dual lens of the hairstylist’s collection of exotic fish, living and observing from their aquariums, as well as the dying passing through the salon.
Check out this review in The New York Times today.
I have one copy available for a review — if you’re interested in reading this and writing a short piece for the September Monthly Muse, email Cynthia Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 17.