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Cockfight (Paperback)

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This Ecuadorian short story collection explores domestic horrors and everyday violence, a "grotesque, unflinching" portrait of twenty-first-century Latin America (Publishers Weekly).

"Ampuero's literary voice is tough and beautiful at once: her stories are exquisite and dangerous objects." --Yuri Herrera, author of Signs Preceding the End of the World

In lucid and compelling prose, Mar a Fernanda Ampuero sheds light on the hidden aspects of home: the grotesque realities of family, coming of age, religion, and class struggle. A family's maids witness a horrible cycle of abuse, a girl is auctioned off by a gang of criminals, and two sisters find themselves at the mercy of their spiteful brother. With violence masquerading as love, characters spend their lives trapped reenacting their past traumas.

Heralding a brutal and singular new voice, Cockfight explores the power of the home to both create and destroy those within it.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781936932825
ISBN-10: 1936932822
Publisher: Feminist Press
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Pages: 128
Language: English