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Author: Agustina Bazterrica Narrator: Joseph Balderrama Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2020 ISBN: 9781797112671
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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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Provocative, muscular, and entirely unforgiving, this terrifying novel is a timely reminder that words have the power to strip us of our humanity. I gulped it down with my heart racing.”

    Sue Rainsford, author of Follow Me to Ground

  • “With an artfulness perfectly calibrated with irony, [Bazterricca] presents an astounding portrait of a humanity ready to do anything to satisfy itself, even at its own expense.”

    Le Monde

  • “A dystopic fable as chilling as it is compelling.”

    Paris Match

  • “This book will pull you in, take hold, and not let go until you reach the final page—perhaps far longer than that. Without a doubt, my favorite read of this year.”

    Christina Dalcher, author of Vox

  • “What a compelling, terrible beauty this novel is. My heart was breaking even as my skin was crawling.”­­

    Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies

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About the Author

Agustina Bazterrica is an Argentinian novelist and short story writer. She is a central figure in the Buenos Aires literary scene. She has received several awards for her writing, most notably the prestigious Premio Clarin Novela for her second novel, Tender Is the Flesh.