Exquisite Cadaver

Agustina Bazterrica

NOVEL. CLARIN-ALFAGUARA, 2017. 256 PAGES

A virus that initially spreads among animals proves deadly to humans, turning the world into a grey, cynical and inhospitable place. Society is divided between those who eat and those who are eaten.

This is an important, powerful novel depicting a nightmarish future in which cannibalism has become legitimate across most of the world thanks to a virus among animals that is deadly to humans. Where is the room for humanity when the bodies of the dead are burned to prevent them from being eaten? What relationships might one forge when we really are what we eat? This is a pitiless dystopia; as brutal as it is subtle, as allegorical as it is realist.

 

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