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Comemadre

Author: Roque Larraquy; Heather Cleary
Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First English-language editionView all editions and formats
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"1907: In a sanatorium in Temperley, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Doctor Quintana falls in love with Menéndez, the head nurse--of whom he knows almost nothing, not even her first name. Motivated by this love--which he shares with his colleagues--by money, and by the promise of transcendence, he carries out a cruel and misguided experiment that investigates the threshold between life and death. The premise is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dystopian fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roque Larraquy; Heather Cleary
ISBN: 9781566895156 1566895154
OCLC Number: 1007747917
Language Note: In English, translated from the Spanish.
Notes: "First published by Editorial Entropía as La Comemadre, © 2010"--ECIP galley.
Description: 129 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Comemadre.
Responsibility: Roque Larraquy ; translated by Heather Cleary.

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

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Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award for Translated LiteratureLonglisted for the Best Translated Book AwardPublishers Weekly, Best Books of 2018 in Fiction"Shuttling between B-movie horror Read more...

 
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