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Yuszczuk, Marina


ISBN: 9780593472064, 0593472063



Across two different time periods, two women confront fear, loneliness, mortality, and a haunting yearning that will not let them rest—a breakout, genre-blurring novel from one of the most exciting new voices of Latin America’s feminist Gothic.

    It is the twilight of Europe’s bloody bacchanals, of murder and feasting without end. A vampire arrives from Europe to the coast of Buenos Aires in the nineteenth century and, for the second time in her life, watches as villages transform into a cosmopolitan city, one that will soon be ravaged by yellow fever. She must adapt, intermingle with humans, be discreet.

    In present day Buenos Aires, a woman finds herself at an impasse as she grapples with her dying mother and her own relationship to motherhood. When she first encounters the vampire in a cemetery, something ignites within the two women—and the weight of Buenos Aires’s tumultuous past resurfaces in the dramas of the present.

    With echoes of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and written in the vein of feminist Gothic writers like Shirley Jackson, Daphne du Maurier, and Carmen Maria Machado, THIRST plays with the boundaries of genre while exploring the limits of female agency, the consuming power of desire, and the fragile vitality of even the most immortal of creatures.


SKU: 9780593472064

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