Tentacle (Paperback)

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By Rita Indiana, Achy Obejas (Translator)
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Tentacle is a strange and gorgeous beast. Tthis book is constantly shifting: protagonists, alliances, genders, sexualities, countries, time periods, histories, realities. Go with the flow and you'll wind up places you've never seen before. 

— From Maddie


Plucked from her life on the streets of post-apocalyptic Santo Domingo, young maid Acilde Figueroa finds herself at the heart of a voodoo prophecy: only she can travel back in time and save the ocean - and humanity - from disaster. But first she must become the man she always was - with the help of a sacred anemone. Tentacle is an electric novel with a big appetite and a brave vision, plunging headfirst into questions of climate change, technology, Yoruba ritual, queer politics, poverty, sex, colonialism and contemporary art. Bursting with punk energy and lyricism, it's a restless, addictive trip: The Tempest meets the telenovela.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781911508342
ISBN-10: 1911508342
Publisher: And Other Stories
Publication Date: January 15th, 2019
Pages: 160
Language: English