Living Things (Paperback)

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Living Things (Paperback)

By Munir Hachemi, Julia Sanches (Translator)


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This punk-like blend of Roberto Bola o's The Savage Detectives and Samanta Schweblin's Fever Dream heralds an exciting new voice in international fiction.

Munir, G, Ernesto, and lex leave Madrid after graduation for a carefree summer of picking grapes in the south of France. But there's no grape harvest, and they end up in a series of increasingly nightmarish factory-farming gigs, where workers start disappearing. Soon the youngmen find themselves far away from the world of books and ideas, immersed in an existence that is lawless, inhumane and increasingly menacing...

"Startling, compulsive, and vibrant; Living Things reads like an ignition. The most honest thing I've read in a long time about being young and alive in a beautiful, horrible world." - Dizz Tate, author of Brutes

"Living Things dips blithely in and out of genres and packs more ideas in its lean frame than seems possible. It's a novel posing as a journal posing as a meditation on the function of the journal that playfully interrogates form and content in art, what it means to write, and what it means to care or not care about anything, or about everything. Munir Hachemi is a magician, and his marvellous book, deftly translated by Julia Sanches, defies adequate description." - James Greer, author of Bad Eminence

"Gorgeously labyrinthine." - Molly McGhee, author of Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind

Product Details ISBN: 9781552454770
ISBN-10: 1552454770
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publication Date: June 18th, 2024
Pages: 144
Language: English