The Iliac Crest

Description

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 women are strangely intimate--even inventing a secret language--they harass the narrator by repeatedly claiming 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.

Details

Author(s)
Cristina Rivera-Garza, Sarah Booker, Elena Poniatowska
Format
Paperback | 200 pages
Dimensions
142.24 x 218.44 x 17.78mm | 453.59g
Publication date
12 Oct 2017
Publisher
Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
1558614354
ISBN13
9781558614352
Bestsellers rank
718,045