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Tears of the Trufflepig

Tears of the Trufflepig (Paperback)

By Flores, Fernando A.

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Funny, futuristic, phenomenal, Fernando A. Flores is from another galaxy. Fasten your seat belt. You are in for a stupendous ride. --Sandra Cisneros Near future. South Texas. Narcotics are legal and there's a new contraband on the market: ancient Olmec artifacts, shrunken indigen...ous heads, and filtered animals--species of animals brought back from extinction to clothe, feed, and generally amuse the very wealthy. Esteban Bellacosa has lived in the border town of MacArthur long enough to know to keep quiet and avoid the dangerous syndicates who make their money through trafficking. But his simple life starts to get complicated when the swashbuckling investigative journalist Paco Herbert invites him to come to an illegal underground dinner serving filtered animals. Bellacosa soon finds himself in the middle of an increasingly perilous, surreal, psychedelic journey, where he encounters legends of the long-disappeared Arana a Indian tribe and their object of worship: the mysterious Trufflepig, said to possess strange powers. Written with infectious verve, bold imagination, and oddball humor, Fernando A. Flores's debut novel, Tears of the Trufflepig, is an absurdist take on life along the border, an ode to the myths of Mexican culture, a dire warning against the one percent's determination to dictate society's decline, and a nuanced investigation of loss. It's also the perfect introduction for Flores: a wonderfully weird, staggeringly smart new voice in American fiction, and a mythmaker of the highest order.
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ISBN 9780374538330
Released NZ 14 May 2019
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Format Paperback
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780374538330
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 4-6 weeks
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Imprint Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Released 14 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Flores, Fernando A.
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 124mm
Height: 190mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 236g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Journalists, Mexico, Fantasy fiction, Texas, Rich people
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade