From the author of LEGEND OF A SUICIDE and CARIBOU ISLAND RETELLING for the GREEK MYTH of MEDEA WHO, in the TRAGEDY by EURIPIDES, took REVENGE on her UNFAITHFUL HUSBAND by KILLING their CHILDREN.
This VISCERAL RETELLING of the TRAGEDY from internationally bestselling author DAVID VANN is as STUNNING as it is COMPELLING.
The year is 1985 and twenty-two-year-old Galen lives with his emotionally dependent mother in a secluded old house with a walnut orchard in a suburb of Sacramento, California. He yearns for transformation. But he's powerless to stop the manic binges that overtake him, leading him to gorge on meat and other forbidden desires, including sex.