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The Iliac Crest: Brazos Bookstore

  • Brazos Bookstore 2421 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX, 77005 United States (map)

This excavation of forgotten Mexican women writers illustrates how gendered language wields destructive power.


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Join author Cristina Rivera Garza for a reading and Q&A at Brazos Bookstore to celebrate the launch of THE ILIAC CREST!


On a dark and stormy night, two mysterious women invade an unnamed narrator’s house, where they proceed to ruthlessly question their host’s identity. While the two women are strangely intimate, even inventing a secret language, they harass the narrator by claiming repeatedly that they know his greatest secret: that he is, in fact, a woman. As the increasingly frantic protagonist fails to defend his supposed masculinity, he eventually finds himself in a sanatorium.

Published for the first time in English, this Gothic tale destabilizes male-female binaries and subverts literary tropes. 

An intelligent, beautiful story about bodies disguised as a story about language disguised as a story about night terrors. Cristina Rivera Garza does not respect what is expected of a writer, of a novel, of language. She is an agitator.
— Yuri Herrera, author of Kingdom Cons
The Iliac Crest
13.56 16.95
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