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With a twisted sense of humor and a heavy dose of fantasy, Katchadjian takes those things that are so common as to be ordinary—bad bosses, crazy significant others, descent into drug use—and sets them in a realm that brings to mind Kafka or Kojève.

Our narrator presents us with a constantly moving array of bizarre, philosophically tinged excitement: a slave rebellion in a strange castle on an unnamed island, an attack of flying worms made of ash which either represents Adam’s sin or the Oedipal complex, a feral young woman who lives off the grid on whatever she can scrounge, and a hallucinatory root that throws the narrator into a black void, which he comes to fear he may never escape.

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ISBN-13: 9781628972955
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Publication date: 10/29/2019
Series: Argentinean Literature
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pablo Katchadjian was born in Buenos Aires in 1977. He is the author of three novels—What To Do, Thanks, and Total Freedom—and a wide array of short stories, poems, and essays. His artistic collaborations include an operatic adaptation of his work alongside the composer Lucas Fagin.

Priscilla Posada is a literary translator from Spanish to English. Her translations include Katchadjian’s earlier novel What To Do, published by Dalkey Archive.

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