Comemadre

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Pub Date: 07/10/2018

Pages: 152

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Coffee House Press

Imprint: Coffee House Press

ISBN 13: 9781566895156

ISBN 10: 1566895154

Price: / $22.99 CAN$16.95

Category: FICTION / Hispanic & Latino

Comemadre

By Roque Larraquy, Heather Cleary

Price: $16.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

In the outskirts of Buenos Aires in 1907, a doctor becomes involved in a misguided experiment that investigates the threshold between life and death. One hundred years later, a celebrated artist goes to extremes in search of aesthetic transformation, turning himself into an art object. How far are we willing to go, Larraquy asks, in pursuit of transcendence? The world of Comemadre is full of vulgarity, excess, and discomfort: strange ants that form almost perfect circles, missing body parts, obsessive love affairs, and man-eating plants. Darkly funny, smart, and engrossing, here the monstrous is not alien, but the consquence of our relentless pursuit of collective and personal progress.

About the Book

Literary Latin American FLATLINERS: a smart, engrossing, and darkly funny novel experimenting with where life and love begin and end.

Author

Roque Larraquy is an Argentinian writer, screenwriter, professor of narrative and audiovisual design, and the author of two books, La comemadre and Informe sobre ectoplasma animal. Comemadre will be his first book published in English.