René's Flesh

Virgilio Piñera

fiction LGBTQIA+
challenging informative reflective slow-paced

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Finally available in paperback, one of the neglected masterpieces of Latin American literature -- an obsessive, yet lucid, exploration of the human body as a nexus of power and pleasure.Twenty-year-old Rene is sent to be groomed at a boarding schoolwhose motto is: Suffer in silence. It is there that his education inthe service of pain begins."

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