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Published by Grove Press
Copyright 2004
Hardcover, 294 pages; ISBN 0802117694

When we meet Katherine, the winning-and rather disturbing-twenty-three-year-old narrator of A Carnivore's Inquiry, she has just left Italy and arrived in New York City, but what has propelled her there is a mystery. Katherine's occasional allusions to a frighteningly eccentric mother and tyrannical father suggest a somberness at the center of her otherwise flippant and sardonic demeanor. Soon restless, she begins journeying from literary New York to rural Maine and Mexico City, trailed, everywhere she goes, by a string of murders. As the ritualistic killings begin to pile up, Katherine comforts and inspires herself by meditating on cannibalism in literature, art, and history. The story races toward a hair-raising conclusion, while Katherine, and the reader, close in on the reasons for both her and her mother's fascination with aberrant, violent behavior. This is a novel of ideas, a shocking and enlightening modern Gothic, and a brilliantly subtle commentary on twenty-first-century consumerism and Western culture's obsession with new frontiers. Told in highly intelligent prose reminiscent of Patrick McGrath or Angela Carter, A Carnivore's Inquiry is a sly, unsettling exploration of the questionable appetites that lurk beneath the veneer of North American civilization.

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OOV Bookshelf 2004
OCTOBER 2004 FEATURE

A Carnivore's Inquiry
by Sabina Murray

Filipino Women Writers in English: Their Story
1905-2002

by Edna Zapanta-Manlapaz

Miracle Fruit: The Poems of Aimee Nezhukumatathil

A Child in the Midst of Battle
by Evelyn Berg Empie and Stephen H. Mette

Sarabihon Volume 2
edited by T. Erestain

Missing Mangoes:
For Filipinos And Those Who Love Us

by Marcelline Santos-Taylor

Rosario de Guzman-Lingat, 1924-1997:
The Burden of Self and History

by Soledad S. Reyes

JULY 2004 FEATURE

Communities at the Margins: Reflections on Social, Economic, and Environmental Change in the Philippines
edited by Hiromitsu Umehara & Germelino M. Bautista

Cuentos Filipinos
by Jose Montero y Vidal

Hinabing Gunita (Woven Memories): Filipinos in the UK, an oral history project
Edited by Jamie Tapales Oakes, Carmila Legarda Alcantara, Maria Gonzalez, Candy Quimpo Gourlay, and Ed Maranan

Menage a Trois with the 21st Century
by Eileen R. Tabios

Remembered Songs and Other Stories
by Norma Miraflor

Uyayi
by Chinchin Gutierrez

Novemberly
by Theo Gonzalves

The Art of Harana—Serenades for Guitar
by Florante Aguilar

Kundiman ng Katipunan
by Elynia S. Mabanglo

Stephen Y.S. Shey

MARCH 2004 FEATURE

Dream Jungle
by Jessica Hagedorn

Marginal Bliss
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana

Behind the Blue Canvas
by Eileen R. Tabios

Ulos: 4 na Dula
by Arthur P. Casanova

Mga Kuwentong Maranao
by Frank G. Rivera

Wife or Worker: Asian Women and Migration
edited by Nicola Piper and Mina Roces

World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability
by Amy Chua

Smaller and Smaller Circles
by Felisa H. Batacan


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A Carnivore's Inquiry
by Sabina Murray

Filipino Women Writers in English: Their Story
1905-2002

by Edna Zapanta-Manlapaz

Miracle Fruit: The Poems of Aimee Nezhukumatathil

A Child in the Midst of Battle
by Evelyn Berg Empie and Stephen H. Mette

Sarabihon Volume 2
edited by T. Erestain

Missing Mangoes:
For Filipinos And Those Who Love Us

by Marcelline Santos-Taylor

Rosario de Guzman-Lingat, 1924-1997:
The Burden of Self and History

by Soledad S. Reyes