A Zero-Sum Game (Paperback)

By Eduardo Rabasa, Christina Macsweeney (Translator)

Deep Vellum Publishing, 9781941920381, 440pp.

Publication Date: November 29, 2016

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"Outstanding political fantasy. Eduardo Rabasa has written a futuristic novel set in the present; its inventiveness is not based on new technologies but rather on new kinds of relationships." -- Juan Villoro

A hilarious satire and universal exploration of the origins of power and corruption. A Zero-Sum Game uses the highly-charged election for the presidency of a residents' committee and the influence of a powerful stranger to both expose those in power and to sympathize with individuals who find themselves caught in the paradox of empowerment and impotence that is modern consumer society and the democratic state.

Eduardo Rabasa is the founding editorial director of Sexto Piso, Mexico's most prominent independent publishing house, and was selected to the Hay Festival's M xico20 list of the greatest Mexican authors under the age of forty.