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Bad Seed: Stories (Paperback)

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By Gabriel Carle, Heather Houde (Translator)
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A raunchy, hallucinatory collection that sticks to your mind like gum on your shoe, because Carle also portrays experiences in poetic prose. I am still nodding my head at several of their observations made in the stories. [Blanca]

— From Bad Seed


A vibrant debut short story collection depicting the disillusionment that comes with being young and queer in Puerto Rico.
The visceral, wildly imaginative stories in Bad Seed flick through working-class scenes of contemporary Puerto Rico, where friends and lovers melt into and defy their surroundings--night clubs, ruined streets, cramped rooms with cockroaches moving in the walls. A horny high schooler spends his summer break in front of the TV; a queer love triangle unravels on the emblematic theater steps of the University of Puerto Rico; a group of friends get high and watch San Juan burn from atop a clocktower; an HIV positive college student works the night shift at a local bathhouse. At turns playful and heartbreaking, Bad Seed is the long overdue English-language debut of one of Puerto Rico's most exciting up-and-coming writers.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781558613201
ISBN-10: 155861320X
Publisher: Feminist Press
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 120
Language: English