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LBB Book Club: Reader Beware! discusses Tender is the Flesh

Tuesday, July 13, 7pm
Left Bank Books Online Meeting

THIS BOOK GROUP MEETING WILL BE ONLINE. EMAIL shane.m@left-bank.com FOR MEETING LINK.

Join Reader Beware! for a reading group discussion of Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica.

 

 

 

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.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 7:00pm
Left Bank Books Online Meeting
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By Agustina Bazterrica, Sarah Moses (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781982150921
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scribner - August 4th, 2020