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The taiga syndrome

By: Rivera Garza, Cristina Jill Levine, Suzanne(Translated by) Kana, Aviva(Translated by)

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1911508687 / 9781911508687
Paperback
863.7
21/09/2019
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20 cm 128 pages
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Translated from the Spanish.

A fairy tale run amok, The Taiga Syndrome follows an unnamed Ex-Detective as she searches for a couple that has fled to the far reaches of the Earth.

A betrayed husband is convinced by a brief telegram that his second ex-wife wants him to track her down - that she wants to be found.

He hires the Ex-Detective, who sets out with a translator into a snowy, hostile forest where strange things happen and translation serves to betray both sense and the senses.

The stories of Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood haunt the Ex-Detective's quest.

As she enters a territory overrun with the primitive excesses of capitalism - accumulation and expulsion, corruption and cruelty -the lessons of her journey unfold: that sometimes leaving everything behind is the only thing left to do.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FF Crime & mystery, FYT Fiction in translation

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