Slum Virgin (Paperback)

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Slum Virgin (Paperback)


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"Queer writing at its most exhilarating." --Times Literary Supplement

The slums of Buenos Aires, the government, the mafia, the Virgin Mary, corrupt police, sex workers, thieves, drug dealers, and debauchery all combine in this sweeping novel deemed a 'revelation for contemporary literature' and 'pure dynamite' (Andr's Neuman, author of Traveller of the Century & Talking to Ourselves ).

When the Virgin Mary appears to Cleopatra, she renounces sex work and takes charge of the shantytown she lives in, transforming it into a tiny utopia. Ambitious journalist Quity knows she's found the story of the year when she hears about it, but her life is changed forever once she finds herself irrevocably seduced by the captivating subject of her article. Densely-packed, fast-paced prose, weaving slang and classical references, Slum Virgin refuses to whitewash the reality of the poor and downtrodden, and jumps deftly from tragedy to comedy in a way that has the reader laughing out loud.

Product Details ISBN: 9781999722708
ISBN-10: 1999722701
Publisher: Charco Press
Publication Date: August 20th, 2020
Pages: 147
Language: English