Human Sacrifices

Human Sacrifices

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Frances Riddle

Category: Fiction Short Stories

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 6/22/23

Publisher: Influx Press

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Weight: 136

Dimensions: 128 x 198 x 14

An undocumented woman answers a job posting only to find herself held hostage; a group of outcasts obsess over boys drowned while surfing; and an unhappy couple finds themselves trapped in a terrifying maze. With scalpel-like precision, Ampuero considers the price paid by those on the margins so that the elite might lounge comfortably, considering themselves safe in their homes. Simultaneously terrifying and exquisite, Human Sacrifices is 'tropical gothic' at its finest-decay and oppression underlie our humid and hostile world, where working-class women and children are consistently the weakest links in a capitalist economy. Against this backdrop of corrosion and rot, these twelve stories contemplate the nature of exploitation and abuse, illuminating the realities of those society consumes for its own pitiless ends.