Pub Date is April 11, 2017. Books will be available for sale at that time.
Tomás Q. Morín's Patient Zero is full of life and its undeniable hungers. Claws, fins, mouths, and feathers populate a fanciful world: a man in a crowded market becomes a tree of butterflies, a mountain gives a feline yawn, grocery bags contain "milk for bones -- salt for blood." Meanwhile at the edge of the fantastic, realism beckons: the buzzard stalks the tortoise, heartbreak sickens the living, and each beginning contains an end.
Patient Zero depicts love gone sideways, yet Morín's deadpan humor and wildness remind us that both heartache and joy bring us to tears.