Tender Is the Flesh By Agustina Bazterrica, Sarah Moses (Translator)
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Author: Agustina Bazterrica, Sarah Moses (Translator)

Publisher: Scribner

Tender Is the Flesh
Tender Is the Flesh
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ISBN-10: 1982150920
ISBN13: 9781982150921


“From the first words of the Argentine novelist Agustina Bazterrica’s second novel, “Tender Is the Flesh,” the reader is already the livestock in the line, reeling, primordially aware that this book is a butcher’s block, and nothing that happens next is going to be pretty.”
—New York Times Book Review

"The novel is horrific, yes, but fascinatingly provocative (and Orwellian) in the way it exposes the lengths society will go to deform language and avoid moral truths."
—Taylor Antrim, Vogue

“Taut and thought-provoking...a chilling and alarmingly prophetic book...this is an urgent cautionary tale...timely, crucial.”
—Words Without Borders

"A ruthlessly clever, Orwellian satire of our dog-eat-dog, er, man-eat-man modern world."

“It is a testament to Bazterrica’s skill that such a bleak book can also be a page-turner. An unrelentingly dark and disquieting look at the way societies conform to committing atrocities.”
—Kirkus Reviews

"Propulsive and deranged, Tender Is the Flesh is a weird and quick read that strays far enough from our current reality to be utterly engrossing... and a book that will stick with you for a long time."

“This translated prizewinner by Argentinian novelist Bazterrica exquisitely dishes up an intricate tale of a systematized dystopian society… a sagacious and calculated exploration of the limits of moral ambiguity; it sears and devastates.”
—Booklist, starred review

"This book will pull you in, take hold, and not let go until you reach the final page—perhaps far longer than that. Without a doubt, my favorite read of this year.”
—Christina Dalcher, author of Vox

"What a compelling, terrible beauty this novel is. My heart was breaking even as my skin was crawling.”­­
—Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies

“Provocative, muscular, and entirely unforgiving, this terrifying novel is a timely reminder that words have the power to strip us of our humanity. I gulped it down with my heart racing.”
—Sue Rainsford, author of Follow Me to Ground

“A brutal tale of what humans are capable of inflicting on themselves when social norms collapse. Grotesque, gloriously nasty. Utterly compelling.”
—Lucie McKnight Hardy, author of Water Shall Refuse Them

"A skin-crawling yet compelling read."

"Grimly engrossing with a sucker-punch ending."
—The Times

"This is a hideous, bold and unforgettable vision of the future. Just make sure you've eaten before picking it up."
—i-D Magazine

"[A] thrilling dystopia that everyone should read for Bazterrica's stunning, electrifying language and story-telling—that is, if you can stomach it."
—Dazed & Confused Magazine

"Horribly effective... This provocative novel expertly wields a double-edged cleaver..."
—The Guardian

"A compelling dystopian novel."
—The Independent

"Told with a chilly allofness that makes the horror of it all the more disturbing."
—Financial Times

About the Author:

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.

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