Review of Intervenir/Intervene by Dolores Dorantes and Rodrigo Flores Sánchez, trans. Jen Hofer

Review of Intervenir/Intervene by Dolores Dorantes and Rodrigo Flores Sánchez, trans. Jen Hofer

Review of Intervenir/Intervene by Dolores Dorantes and Rodrigo Flores Sánchez, trans. Jen Hofer

It took reading 44 pages of Intervenir/Intervene before I began to get a sense of what Dolores Dorantes and Rodrigo Flores Sánchez were up to. Recurring throughout these 44 pages—throughout the entire book—are shovels, shovel smacks to the face, lobelias—aha! Shovels and lobelias; gardening, violence, flowering plants. Buried secrets and blossoming. There seemed a sense to it all.