Literary Hub recommeds Mandel Vilar Press book "Wicked Weeds"
November 30, 2016
Mandel Vilar Press book Wicked Weeds, by Pedro Cabiya, tr. Jessica E. Powell, continues to receive good reviews. Last month, Cassidy Foust of Literary Hub included it in Nine Books to Read for Latinx Heritage Month. See the full article here.
"Wicked Weeds is not your average zombie novel. From The Walking Dead to iZombie, you may be groaning at the thought of even more zombie narratives. But Wicked Weeds is different. Instead of a traditional, chronological narrative, the book comes together in scrapbook form, compiled by fictional doctor Isadore Bellamy as she tries to make sense of a brutal accident caused by her (zombie) boss. The book is made up of confessions from our zombie protagonist, transcripts of police interrogations, and segments of prose. Wicked Weeds incorporates all the best parts of sci-fi, experimental fiction, traditional horror, and Caribbean literature to create what Kirkus Reviews called 'a culturally resonant tale of zombie woe.'”