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A surprising, engrossing and darkly funny novel that experiments with the idea of what it means to be human, from a powerful new voice in Argentinian fiction

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ISBN 9781925774566
Barcode 9781925774566
Published 7 May 2019 by The Text Publishing Company
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Larraquy, Roque
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781925774566
ISBN-10 1925774562
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The Text Publishing Company
Imprint Text Publishing
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Language English
Translated from Spanish
Author(s) By Larraquy, Roque
Category Award Winning
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 863.7
Catalogue Code 993233

Description of this Electronic Book

On the outskirts of Buenos Aires in 1907, Doctor Quintana pines for head nurse Menendez while he and his colleagues embark on a grisly series of experiments to investigate the line 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 in pursuit of transcendence? The world of Comemadre is full of vulgarity, excess and farce: strange ants that form almost perfect circles, missing body parts, obsessive love affairs and flesh-eating plants. Here the monstrous is not alien, but the consequence of our relentless drive for collective and personal progress.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Long-listed for Best Translated Book Award 2019 (United States)
NZ Review '[Comemadre] arrives like a shockwave.'

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Author's Bio

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 is his first book published in English

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