“A greatly enjoyable and splendidly well-written suburban farce.” —Yuri Herrera
Rodrigo likes his vacant lot, its resident chicken, and being left alone. But when passivity finds him accidentally married to Cecilia, he trades Mexico City for the sun-bleached desolation of his hometown and domestic life with Cecilia for the debauched company of a poet, a philosopher, and Micaela, whose allure includes the promise of time travel. Earthy, playful, and sly, Among Strange Victims is a psychedelic ode to the pleasures of not measuring up.
“Brief, brilliantly written, and kissed by a sense of the absurd. . . . like a much lazier, Mexico City version of Dostoevsky’s Underground Man.” —John Powers, Fresh Air
“Read this messy, shaggy picaresque for its ample page-by-page pleasures, which include devilishly clever syntax, a charming tendency to digress, and satisfying flashes of Rodrigo and Marcelo getting their act together.” —Publisher’s Weekly
“A welcome infusion of vitality into North American literature.” —Bookslut