The Better Eat You (Para comerte mejor)

The Better Eat You (Para comerte mejor)

Stories | Sudaquia editores, 2015 | 231 pages
The Better to Eat You by Giovanna Rivero moves up from the bottom like a slow but boundless buzz. The reader has no choice but to descend into the depths. One has to go down where no one else dares go, says one character, this is the obsession in her stories. We have to go down to the canal, to the lodge, to cross the mountain and see these poisoned, injected, drugged bodies, these hungry raw materials, these knocked-up girls, these suicides, these skeletons in love. Here people die, or are about to die or belong to another world. But luckily the effect of her writing is twofold, and these sacrificed bodies are still sexual, tempting and fantastic, because they are free, hence this radicalness is also political. She in the end provides the image of her writing herself: “so one cannot say a song, a minimal melody has blossomed, but rather a dark, total vibration that hits you in the kidneys and makes you want to cry.”

An atmosphere of profound innovation, a literary and a political challenge for the reader, who will certainly not be left untouched.  Sebastián Antenaza, Pagina 7