A stunning vibrant maximalist whirlwind of a novel.
Oloixarac&rsquo;s wit and ambition are evident on every page. By
comparison, most other contemporary fiction seems a little dull and
&mdash;Hari Kunzru, author
of&#160;Gods Without Men i> b>
A debut novel of
seduction and madness, hate and love, set in the world of Argentine
academia and animated by the spirits of Wittgenstein, Rousseau,
Nabokov and Bola&ntilde;o
b> Rosa Ostreech, a pseudonym
for the novel&rsquo;s beautiful but self-conscious narrator,
carries around a trilingual edition of Aristotle&rsquo;s
Metaphysics, struggles with her thesis on violence and culture, sleeps
with a bourgeois former guerrilla, and pursues her elderly professor
with a highly charged blend of eroticism and desperation. Elsewhere on
campus, Pabst and Kamtchowsky tour the underground scene of Buenos
Aires, dabbling in ketamine, group sex, video games, and hacking.
And in Africa in 1917, a Dutch anthropologist named Johan van
Vliet begins work on a theory that explains human consciousness and
civilization by reference to our early primate
ancestors&mdash;animals, who, in the process of becoming human,
spent thousands of years as prey.
'savage Theories i>
wryly explores fear and violence, war and sex, eroticism and
philosophy. Its complex and flawed characters grapple with a mess of
impossible, visionary theories, searching for their place in our
fragmented digital world.
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