Fiction | $16.95
paperback, 326 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Publication Date: forthcoming
ISBN: 978-1-937658-84-7

A visceral new translation of Hilda Hilst’s radical first novel

 Fluxo-Floema is a detective novel of sorts—pornographic, scatological, and spiritual—that ultimately references the failure and success of writing. It’s about vocabulary, astrology, dramaturgy, science, a story within a story within a story. It’s a celestial map to social interaction and the failure of connection, a crafted examination of the distortions of religion and piety. Here we, the reader, visit nonsense, pathos, violence, and the flights of fancy of human coexistence.

“In these an-ontological tales, Hilda Hilst breaks glass before we know there is glass between us and the teeming of reality—the glass now broken, Hilst’s circling proses resonate not just from page to page, but through the pages, as if bound paper or screen pixels were themselves porosities subject to the flux-oh of flowed language. Alexandra Joy Forman takes up the challenge brilliantly in her rerouting of the flow, unexhausting this marvel of a work in an English that travels fluctuating, infatuating, multifoliate—it graces and awakens us all at once.”—ERÍN MOURE

“Hilst has been creating work whose raw essence is drawn from a world of chaos that has slipped off-center (since losing its sacred core.)”—NELLY NOVAES COELHO