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Out of the Cage By Fernanda García Lao, Will Vanderhyden (Translator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646050451
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - March 9th, 2021

Our ill-fated narrator is Aurora Berro, who dies in the novel’s opening pages when a vinyl record, screaming across the sky like a “demented boomerang,” slices her jugular in unspectacular fashion. What ensues is a nightmare of vaudevillian overtones and magnificent solitude (think Carmen Boullosa meets Jon Fosse meets Marx Brothers). Out of the Cage made me feel uneasy in my skin, uneasy about the fact of my birth, and suddenly unsure of how my mother really felt about me.

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