"Set in an unnamed slum in modern-day Argentina, a young woman has a compulsion to eat earth that gives her visions of the murdered and disappeared. Her ability is no superpower. The first time she eats soil she sees how her mother truly died: her father beat her to death. But when Earth-eater strikes up an unlikely relationship with a withdrawn police officer, word of her visions spread, and desperate members of her community seek out her help to find loved ones and closure. Surreal and haunting, spare yet wildly complex, Earth-eater is unlike anything else being read in the U.S. This is a dark, visceral tale that brilliantly explores stories of women, punctuated with violence, that will haunt the reader long after the last page is turned"-- Provided by publisher.
Geophagy -- Fiction.
Women -- Argentina -- Fiction.
translation of: Reyes, Dolores, 1978- Cometierra. English.