Blue Hunger

Blue Hunger

Regular price £14.99

Jamie Richards

Category: Fiction General

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 3/9/23

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 224 pages

Weight: 244

Dimensions: 210 x 137 x 19

An electrifying descent from loneliness and grief into obsessive, all-consuming love, by an Italian literary star. 'When Xu bites me, when she has me in her teeth, naked and bad on top of me, everything is good.'In a skyscraper apartment overlooking Shanghai's blue-tinged, pulsating nightlife and filled with rotting food, two women swallow little yellow pills that will make all things dangerous feel safe. They're both running from a turbulent past. In abandoned factories and dilapidated slaughterhouses, Xu pushes Ruben to extremes of pleasure and pain that she has never experienced before, to a place where language breaks down and passion becomes consumption. Blue Hunger asks how we create our identities and how we escape them; it is a fever-dream of a novel, visionary and uncanny, that demolishes all taboos and wisely explores, in a wildly imaginative language, the twisted peaks of loss and desire.