American delirium / Betina González ; translated by Heather Cleary.
"From award-winning novelist Betina González, a dizzying, luminous English-language debut about an American town overrun by a mysterious hallucinogen, forcing its citizens to confront the secrets of their past and rely on unexpected relationships"--Provided by publisher.
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
- ISBN: 9781250621283
- ISBN: 1250621283
- Physical Description: 210 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
Contents / Notes
Originally published in Argentina and Spain in 2016 under the title América alucinada by Tusquets Editores S.A.
Translated from the Spanish.
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