Carmen Aguirre


Mexican Hooker #1

Something Fierce


Carmen Aguirre was taken, aged 11, from her comfortable Canadian exile, by her mother, to Chile, then Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, spending the next 6 years in the safe houses her mother and stepfather ran. At 18, she joined a guerrilla organization in Pinochet's Chile. Today she again lives in Canada, where she is a celebrated playwright and actress - she was in Quinceanera, a Sundance winner. Her first book, Something Fierce, was published by Portobello Books in 2012. Its follow-up, Mexican Hooker #1, will be published in April 2016.

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