McTlán is the sequel to Steven Alvarez’s Codex Mojaodicus, a Xicanx mythopoetic dream cycle
journey spiraling into histories, geographies, and langscapes of the Americas. In this novel in
verse, protagonist Chaley Chastitellez journeys deep into the underworld of McTlán and into
visions of destinies that prefigure disgorged, decolonial codices of three generations. In McTlán,
Chaley reckons with the ghosts of his ancestors and also the toxic masculinity of their ’chero
ways. Alvarez assembles layers of artifacts that span the hemisphere, across borders between
genres, forms, and languages.