Made in Saturn

Indiana Rita, Rita Indiana

NOVEL. PERIFÉRICA, 2018. 208 PAGES

This is the story of the children of the revolution, of many revolutions. This is life on an island. No, two islands: from Cuba to the Dominican Republic and back again. And yet, the novel isn't local: its passion, contradictory characters, and portrayal of how ideas about justice and equality are discarded in the pursuit of riches are universal themes. It often feels as though we might be reading about the everyday life of anyone, anywhere. Let's say it plain: Argenis Luna, the protagonist of this novel, is as much a mythological character as he is a pariah on earth. After ten pages in his company you'll love and understand him. His contradictions are our own and he will stay with us forever.

Hecho en Saturno, Kirkus Reviews

Nothing human is alien to Ms. Indiana. Like France's brilliant punk-realist Virginie Despentes, she sees through the costumes of class and ideology. Her characters are raggedly real [...] A wild and liberating book.'

Sam Sacks, WALL STREET JOURNAL

  ‘Award-winning queer Dominican author Rita Indiana makes a blazing comeback to the rap game...Her critically acclaimed novels, such as Tentacle, thoroughly dissect the relationships between gender, class and race in Caribbean society.

Suzy Exposito, ROLLING STONE

 

‘It is not only a book that's new, like all of Indiana's works, but it is a book that is, in a strict sense, good. Very good. Modernist . . . as well as classic. A Duchampian Goya, we might say.'

EL PAÍS

PUBLISHED BY: Spain PERIFÉRICA | North and Central America OCÉANO | Chile BANDA PROPIA | Colombia LAGUNA | Danish AURORA BOREAL | English AND OTHER STORIES | Norway SOLUM FORLAG

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