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Publication Date: May 31, 2022

160 pp


List Price US: $12.99

ISBN: 978-1-63542-183-5


List Price US: $15.99

ISBN: 978-1-63542-182-8

Trim Size: 5.24 x 7.96 x 0.50 in.


A Novel

by Miguel Bonnefoy Translated by Emily Boyce

“Bonnefoy packs an entire century into Heritage, despite its slender size. Elegantly translated by Emily Boyce, this tale of a French immigrant and his Franco-Chilean descendants casts a sometimes playful, sometimes tragic spell that will be familiar to devotees of Gabriel García Márquez.” —New York Times Book Review

“Rich, evocative, charming, and quite simply stunning. In these poetically written pages following a single family, Miguel Bonnefoy’s Heritage manages to speak volumes about history, courage, and home.” —Meg Waite Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Train to London

Heritage is a lyrical fever dream of a novel. By turns tender and ferocious, meditative and searing, it traces a graceful, looping line across history and generations, in the process laying bare the shared dreams, joys, and traumas that connect us as human beings. I loved it.” —Jennifer Cody Epstein, USA Today bestselling author of Wunderland

“Miguel Bonnefoy’s Heritage shimmers off the page. The reader is seduced by three generations of the remarkable Lonsonier family, whose tales of anguish and love are echoed in the enchanting aviary they create in their garden in the Andes. The luminous characters endure passion and heartbreak through two world wars and beyond, with a plot that moves back and forth across continents. Translated exquisitely into English with beauty and precision, Bonnefoy’s bold and magical book is a triumph.” —Patty Dann, author of Mermaids and The Wright Sister

“Mesmerizing and inventive, Miguel Bonnefoy’s Heritage is a triumph alive with deeply felt characters braving new continents, wars, revolution, love, disillusion, ghosts, and even gravity as they strive to satisfy the simple yearnings of the heart against the cruelties of the human condition.” —Judithe Little, author of The Chanel Sisters and Wickwythe Hall

“In this bold and gripping saga, Miguel Bonnefoy intertwines his colorful characters’ fates with those of their homelands, from Europe to the Americas. Mapuche traditions become laced with a legacy that is specific to the uprooted and a visceral attachment to a land that is at times welcoming, and at others, deadly, and whose sap is the blood of its inhabitants.” —Lire

“[Miguel Bonnefoy,] whose story-telling talent is consistently impressive, is a veritable prodigy…Heritage is already turning into one of the highlights of the fall season.” —L’Express

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