El Penco

Ciudad Juárez, just across the Mexican-US border from El Paso, comes to life in this novel of friendship, grief, and transformation. A circle of friends, a trio of strangers, and a city of beauty and violence, teeming with artists, factory workers, migrants, and other transients.

Ann McGlinn

Originally from South Bend, Indiana, Ann McGlinn graduated from Indiana University and received her master's in fine arts from the University of Montana. She lived in both the Chama Valley of Northern New Mexico and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, where she absorbed the smells and colors and music of the region that she brings to life in El Penco. She now lives with her family in Chicago, where she teaches at the Latin School of Chicago.

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