The Tattoo Hunter is a powerful account of the dark side of sexuality and its effects on human consciousness. Written in an exciting poetic style, this story of curiosity and seduction takes us from the very origins of the Cretan labyrinth to the labyrinth drawn on the soft skin of its most intriguing chartacter, the Countess, in a desperate hunt for meaning. The elegant prose and provocative atmosphere immerse us in a world of velvet, Goth women, and red wine spilled on naked bodies, as we follow the steps of this unique, intellectual hunter.
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JUVENAL ACOSTA is a fiction writer, poet, and journalist born in Mexico in 1961. He has edited two anthologies of contemporary Mexican poetry published by City Lights Books.
The original version of The Tattoo Hunter (El Cazador de Tatuajes), his first novel, was published in Mexico City to wide critical acclaim. This Fall, The Violence of Velvet (Terciopelo Violento), his second novel, will be released by Planeta Press. His essay on bullfighting, The Gaze and the Blood, was translated into English by Gregory Rabassa and published by Periplus Books in London as an introduction to Tauromachia, a book of photography.
Acosta writes for Cambio, a weekly magazine published by Gabriel García Márquez in Mexico City, directs the M.F.A. in Writing and Consciousness at the New College of California, and teaches creative writing at the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish
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Book Description Gato Negro Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110887394965