On Our Shelves Now
PORK KIDNEYS TO SOOTHE DESPAIR by Alejandro Ricano. translated by Daniel Jaquez A dark comedy by one of Mexico's most acclaimed playwrights. Set in Paris in the 1940's. Fact and fiction intertwine to tell a story of complicated love, artistic obsession and murder. Gustave - a fan of Joyce's ULYSSES - is an unsuccessful writer; Marie is undeniably in love with him. Together they stalk Samuel Beckett to protect him and ensure that his masterpiece is completed. This translation was developed and first performed at the Lark's Mexico/United States Playwright Exchange Program in 2011. This publication is a collaboration between NoPassport Press and the Lark.