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Sidewalks
Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City, grew up in South Africa, has lived in India, became a resident of Venice and now lives in New York City. But it is her birthplace that leaves the most indelible impression on the reader of her recent collection of essays, Sidewalks. While she calls writing about Mexico City a “task doomed to failure,” Luiselli’s unhurried observations (she writes at the pace of a flaneur on a bike) and lyrical reflections on the city’s architecture, plazas, streets and sidewalks allow her to construct a powerful portrait of Mexico City out of several disparate images and impressions.