The Adventures of China Iron by Gabriela Cabezon Camara


1872. The pampas of Argentina. China is a young woman eking out an existence in a remote gaucho encampment. After her no-good husband is conscripted into the army, China bolts for freedom, setting off on a wagon journey through the pampas in the company of her new-found friend Liz, a settler from Scotland. While Liz provides China with a sentimental education and schools her in the nefarious ways of the British Empire, their eyes are opened to the wonders of Argentina’s richly diverse flora and fauna, cultures and languages, as well as to the ruthless violence involved in nation-building.

This subversive retelling of Argentina’s foundational gaucho epic Martin Fierro is a celebration of the colour and movement of the living world, the open road, love and sex, and the dream of lasting freedom. With humour and sophistication, Gabriela Cabezon Camara has created a joyful, hallucinatory novel that is also an incisive critique of national myths.


3 in stock

Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist

SKU: 64696-adventures-china-iron-gabriela-cabezon-camara Categories: , , Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Additional information

Weight 252 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 13.0 × 1.8 cm



Charco Press




200 pages


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The Adventures of China Iron by Gabriela Cabezon Camara”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You may also like…