The Iliac Crest (Paperback)

By Sarah Booker (Translator), Cristina Rivera Garza, Elena Poniatowska (Foreword by)

Feminist Press, 9781558614352, 200pp.

Publication Date: October 10, 2017

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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.