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Finalist for the 2022 National Book Award in Translated Literature!

“Was desire something like being possessed by a nightmare?”

Fernanda and Annelise are so close they are practically sisters: a double image, inseparable. So how does Fernanda end up bound on the floor of a deserted cabin, held hostage by one of her teachers and estranged from Annelise?

When Fernanda, Annelise, and their friends from the Delta Bilingual Academy convene after school, Annelise leads them in thrilling but increasingly dangerous rituals to a rhinestoned, Dior-scented, drag-queen god of her own invention. Even more perilous is the secret Annelise and Fernanda share, rooted in a dare in which violence meets love. Meanwhile, their literature teacher Miss Clara, who is obsessed with imitating her dead mother, struggles to preserve her deteriorating sanity. Each day she edges nearer to a total break with reality.

Interweaving pop culture references and horror concepts drawn from from Herman Melville, H. P. Lovecraft, and anonymous “creepypastas,” Jawbone is an ominous, multivocal novel that explores the terror inherent in the pure potentiality of adolescence and the fine line between desire and fear.

 

Spanish

Una adolescente fanática del horror y de las creepypastas (historias de terror que circulan por internet) despierta maniatada en una cabaña en medio del bosque. Su secuestradora no es una desconocida, sino su maestra de Lengua y Literatura, una mujer joven a quien ella y sus amigas han atormentado durante meses en un colegio de élite del Opus Dei. Pero pronto los motivos de ese secuestro se revelarán mucho más oscuros que el bullying a una maestra: un perturbador amor juvenil, una traición inesperada y algunos ritos secretos e iniciáticos inspirados en esas historias virales y terroríficas gestadas en Internet.

Jawbone

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