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Title:
Tender is the flesh : a novel
ISBN:
9781982150921
Physical Description:
211 pages ; 22 cm
Abstract:
"The electrifying, award-winning, internationally bestselling novel about a dystopian world in which animals have been wiped out, humans are being harvested for food, and society has been divided into those who eat and those who are eaten"-- Provided by publisher.

His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the "Transition." Now, eating human meat--"special meat"--is legal. Marcos tries to stick to numbers, consignments, processing. Then one day he's given a gift: a live specimen of the finest quality. Though he's aware that any form of personal contact is forbidden on pain of death, little by little he starts to treat her like a human being. And soon, he becomes tortured by what has been lost--and what might still be saved.
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Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Scribner, 2020.
General Note:
"Originally published in Argentina in 2017 by Alfaguara as Cadáver Exquisito"--Title page verso.

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