Katherine, the slightly disturbing twenty-three-year-old narrator of A Carnivore's Inquiry, journeys 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. And as the story races towards a hair-raising conclusion, Katherine's own connection with the macabre and her peculiar taste for flesh are finally revealed.
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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.From AudioFile:
As provocative as the title may be, the novel is more so. Katherine seems bored even though her place in the world is precarious; she seems composed even though episodes would prove otherwise. As she makes her way across North America, so does a chain of bizarre murders that cut a frightening swath of carnage. Punctuated by almost clinical accounts of cannibalistic moments in history, this chilling story can veer sharply between being intriguing and leaving one cold. Wendy Hoopes captures the removed, almost otherworldly, quality of the novel's storyteller, whose carnivorous interests take a sinister turn. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description PENGUIN, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0141018194