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Featuring “An Unlucky Man,” by Samanta Schweblin, translated by Megan McDowell, a finalist for the National Magazine Award in fiction.

McSweeney’s 65: Plundered spans the American continent, from a bone-strewn Peruvian desert to inland South Texas to the streets of Mexico City, and considers the violence that shaped it. In fifteen bracing stories, the collection delves into extraction, exploitation, and defiance. How does a community, an individual, resist the plundering of land and peoples?

Guest-edited by Valeria Luiselli with Heather Cleary, McSweeney’s 65 brings together stories of stolen artifacts and endless job searches, of nationality-themed amusement parks and cultish banana plantations. With contributors from Brazil, Cuba, Bolivia, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, the United States, and elsewhere, Plundered is a sweeping portrait of a hemisphere on fire.

Contains contributions by:
Valeria Luiselli and Heather Cleary
Karen Tei Yamashita and Ronaldo Lopes de Oliveira
Gabriela Wiener
Laia Jufresa
Carlos Manuel Álvarez
Sophie Braxton
Gabriela Jauregui
Julia Wong Kcomt
Brenda Lozano
Mahogany L. Browne
Samanta Schweblin
Sabrina Helen Li
Edmundo Paz Soldán
Nimmi Gowrinathan
MJ Bond
C. T. Mexica

Letters by:
Claudina Domingo
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
Lia García (La Novia Sirena)
Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil

Translations by:
Heather Cleary
Gabriela Jauregui
Megan McDowell
Julia Sanches
Jennifer Shyue
Jenna Tang