A fairy tale run amok, The Taiga Syndrome follows an unnamed female Ex-Detective as she searches for a couple who has fled to the far reaches of the earth. A betrayed husband is convinced by a brief telegram that his second ex-wife wants him to track her down--that she wants to be found. He hires the Ex-Detective, who sets out with a translator into a snowy, hostile forest where strange things happen and translation betrays both sense and one's senses. Tales of Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood haunt the Ex-Detective's quest, though the lessons of her journey are more experiential than moral: that just as love can fly away, sometimes unloving flies away as well. That sometimes leaving everything behind is the only thing left to do.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Cristina Rivera Garza does not respect what is expected of a writer, of a novel, of language. She is an agitator." - Yuri Herrera

"[A]n explosive writer yet to be fully accounted for in English." - Lina Meruane


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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Taiga Syndrome
Author(s): Cristina Rivera Garza
ISBN: 0-9973666-7-2 / 978-0-9973666-7-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dorothy, a publishing project
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Kindle Editions

October 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Taiga Syndrome
Author(s): Cristina Rivera Garza
Publisher: And Other Stories
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October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Taiga Syndrome
Author(s): Cristina Rivera Garza
Publisher: Dorothy, a publishing project
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU