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Feminist_CatalogCoverArt_Iliac Crest.jpgROMS Ph.D. student Sarah Booker’s translation of Cristina Rivera Garza’s The Iliac Crest will officially be released tomorrow, October 10 with the Feminist Press. 

On a dark and stormy night, two mysterious women invade an unnamed narrator’s house, where they proceed to ruthlessly question their host’s identity. While the two women are strangely intimate, even inventing a secret language, they harass the narrator by claiming repeatedly that they know his greatest secret: that he is, in fact, a woman. As the increasingly frantic protagonist fails to defend his supposed masculinity, he eventually finds himself in a sanatorium.

Published for the first time in English, this Gothic tale destabilizes male-female binaries and subverts literary tropes.


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