The Anthill

Vivid and at times surreal, this assured novel cements Julianne Pachico’s reputation as a gifted writer to watch.

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Review of ‘The Anthill’

In her 2017 debut novel, The Lucky Ones, Colombian-born author Julianne Pachico ruminated on her home country throughout 30 years of civil war, when rebels and cartels rendered the country lawless. In her second novel, she updates her gaze to present-day Medellín. The Anthill is riskier and more ambitious than The Lucky Ones, but every…

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