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Tender Is the Flesh

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Tender Is the Flesh

By  Agustina Bazterrica , Translated by  Sarah Moses
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Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore.

His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the “Transition.” Now, eating human meat—“special meat”—is legal. Marcos tries to stick to numbers, consignments, processing.

Then one day he’s given a gift: a live specimen of the finest quality. Though he’s aware that any form of personal contact is forbidden on pain of death, little by little he starts to treat her like a human being. And soon, he becomes tortured by what has been lost—and what might still be saved.

Agustina Bazterrica is an Argentinian novelist and short story writer. She is a central figure in the Buenos Aires literary scene. She has received several awards for her writing, most notably the prestigious Premio Clarin Novela for her second novel, Tender Is the Flesh.

ISBN: 9781982150921

ISBN-10: 9781982150921

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 08/04/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/04/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 224

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Literary

Fiction / Dystopian

Fiction / Hispanic & Latino