The taiga syndrome

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Cristina Rivera Garza: The taiga syndrome (2018)

121 pages

English language

Published Jan. 21, 2018

ISBN:
978-0-9973666-7-9
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OCLC Number:
1039667393

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"A fairy tale run amok, THE TAIGA SYNDROME follows an unnamed female Ex-Detective as she searches for a couple who has fled to the far reaches of the earth. A betrayed husband is convinced by a brief telegram that his second ex-wife wants him to track her down--that she wants to be found. He hires the Ex-Detective, who sets out with a translator into a snowy, hostile forest where strange things happen and translation betrays both sense and one's senses. Tales of Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood haunt the Ex-Detective's quest, though the lessons of her journey are more experiential than moral: that just as love can fly away, sometimes unloving flies away as well. That sometimes leaving everything behind is the only thing left to do."--Amazon.com.

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Subjects

  • Fiction
  • Women detectives
  • Fairy tales
  • Taigas