- In an unflinching look at violence in contemporary Mexico, writer Cristina Rivera Garza aims to unlock the silence surrounding grief. The introductory paragraph of Cristina Rivera Garza’s latest book “Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country” (Feminist Press, 2020) is like a film scene set in medieval times. Two bodies, a man and a woman hang from a bridge. Their hands have been tied. The woman’s ankles are also bound. It is clear that both bodies have been brutalized. The hanging woman has been disemboweled — entrails hang loose from her abdomen.