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A Carnivore's Inquiry (Signed First Edition)

Sabina Murray

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ISBN 10: 0802117694 / ISBN 13: 9780802117694
Published by Grove, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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New York: Grove [2004]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New. Fine/near fine. A tight unread copy, with some rubbing to jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Bookseller Inventory # leaf6

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Title: A Carnivore's Inquiry (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Grove

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition..

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When we meet Katherine, the winning-and rather disturbing-twenty-three-year-old narrator of A Carnivore's Inquiry, she has just left Italy and arrived in New York City, but what has propelled her there is a mystery. Katherine's occasional allusions to a frighteningly eccentric mother and tyrannical father suggest a somberness at the center of her otherwise flippant and sardonic demeanor. Soon restless, she begins journeying from literary New York to rural Maine and Mexico City, trailed, everywhere she goes, by a string of murders. As the ritualistic killings begin to pile up, Katherine comforts and inspires herself by meditating on cannibalism in literature, art, and history. The story races toward a hair-raising conclusion, while Katherine, and the reader, close in on the reasons for both her and her mother's fascination with aberrant, violent behavior. This is a novel of ideas, a shocking and enlightening modern Gothic, and a brilliantly subtle commentary on twenty-first-century consumerism and Western culture's obsession with new frontiers. Told in highly intelligent prose reminiscent of Patrick McGrath or Angela Carter, A Carnivore's Inquiry is a sly, unsettling exploration of the questionable appetites that lurk beneath the veneer of North American civilization.

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Sabrina Murray is the author of Slow Burn and The Caprices, which won the 2003 Pen/Faulkner Award for fiction. She grew up in Australia and the Philippines and now lives in Massachusetts.

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