Library Hours
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Naper Blvd. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Limit search to available items
Limited to: Words in the TITLE "Martín Fierro"
Author Cabezón Cámara, Gabriela, 1968- author.

Title The adventures of China Iron / Gabriela Cabezón Cámara ; translated by Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Charco Press, 2019.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F CABEZON    DUE 08-12-21
QR Code
Description 188 pages ; 20 cm
Contents Part 1 Pampas -- Part 2 Fort -- Part 3 Indian Territory.
Summary "This is a riotous romp taking the reader from the turbulent frontier culture of the pampas deep into indigenous territories. It charts the adventures of Mrs China Iron, Martín Fierro's abandoned wife, in her travels across the pampas in a covered wagon with her new-found friend, soon to become lover, a Scottish woman named Liz. While Liz provides China with a sentimental education and schools her in the nefarious ways of the British Empire, their eyes are opened to the wonders of Argentina's richly diverse flora and fauna, cultures and languages, as well as to its national struggles. After a clash with Colonel Hernández (the author who 'stole' Martín Fierro's poems) and a drunken orgy with gauchos, they eventually find refuge and a peaceful future in a utopian indigenous community, the river- dwelling Iñchiñ people. Seen from an ox-drawn wagon, the narrative moves through the Argentinian landscape, charting the flora and fauna of the Pampas, Gaucho culture, Argentinian nation-building and British colonial projects."--Provided by publisher.
Note Translated from the Spanish.
"First published in Spanish as Las aventuras de la China Iron by Penguin Random House Group (Argentina)"--Title page verso.
China. Pronounced 'cheena': designation for female, from the Quechua. Iron: The English word for Fierro, reference to the gaucho Martín Fierro, from José Hernández's epic poem.
Subject Hernández, José, 1834-1886 -- Fiction.
Women -- Argentina -- Fiction.
Abandoned wives -- Fiction.
Lesbians -- Fiction.
Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
Imperialism -- Fiction.
Argentina -- History -- 1810- -- Fiction.
Argentina -- Description and travel -- Fiction.
Genre Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Lesbian fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Added Author Mackintosh, Fiona J. (Fiona Joy), 1970- translator.
Macintyre, Iona, translator.
Based on (work): Hernández, José, 1834-1886. Martín Fierro.
Added Title Las aventuras de la China Iron. English.
ISBN 9781916465664
Patron reviews: add a review
Click for more information
No one has rated this material

You can...
- Find similar reads
- Add a review
- Sign-up for Newsletter
- Suggest a purchase
- Can't find what you want?
More Information
Find another book like this at Novelist