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American delirium

González, Betina 1972- (author.). Cleary, Heather, (translator.).


Summary: In a small Midwestern city, the deer population starts attacking people. Beryl, a feisty senior and ex-hippie, trains a squad of fellow retirees to hunt the animals down. At the same time, a group of protesters decides to live in the woods, leaving behind the demands of modern life-- including their children. Nine-year-old Berenice's mother has been gone for several days, leaving only a few clues about her past for Berenice to piece together. Vik, a taxidermist at the natural history museum and an immigrant from the Caribbean, is beginning to see the connections among the dropouts, the deer, and the discord. When he finds a woman living in his closet, he is forced to get involved. As their lives start to spin out of control, they rescue one another in surprising ways. -- adapted from jacket

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781250621269
  • ISBN: 1250621283
  • ISBN: 9781250621283
  • Physical Description: 210 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

Contents / Notes

General Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Originally published in Argentina and Spain in 2016 under the title América alucinada by Tusquets Editores S.A.
Subject: City and town life Fiction
Hallucinogens Fiction
Interpersonal relations
Hallucinogenic plants
City and town life
Interpersonal relations Fiction
City and town life Fiction
Taxidermists Fiction
Retirees Fiction
Deer Fiction
Hallucinogenic plants Fiction
Genre: Novels.

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