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Rita Indiana


Plucked from her life on the streets of post-apocalyptic Santo Domingo, young maid Acilde Figueroa finds herself at the heart of a Santería prophecy: only she can travel back in time and save the ocean – and humanity – from disaster. But first she must become the man she always was – with the help of a sacred anemone. Tentacle is an electric novel with a big appetite and a brave vision, plunging headfirst into questions of climate change, technology, Yoruba ritual, queer politics, poverty, sex, colonialism and contemporary art. Bursting with punk energy and lyricism, it’s a restless, addictive trip: The Tempest meets the telenovela.

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  • Winner of the 2017 Grand Prize of the Association of Caribbean Writers.
  • If you had subscribed to And Other Stories before 7 May 2018 you would have received a first edition copy of the book – in which all subscribers are thanked by name – before its official publication, as well us up to five other And Other Stories titles per year. Find out about subscribing to upcoming titles on our subscriptions page.
  • Rita Indiana made her name in the Caribbean as a neo-merengue musician. You can watch some of her music videos here.
Print status: Upcoming
Author: Rita Indiana
Translator: Achy Obejas
Original language: Spanish
Format: B-format paperback
Publication date (UK): 15 November 2018
Publication date (US): 15 January 2019
ISBN: 9781911508342
Ebook ISBN: 9781911508359
Availability: World
Number of pages: 350


El País on Papi

‘Reads like an extended song . . . So fast-paced that it must be swallowed whole, for setting it aside is as dangerous as jumping from a speeding motorcycle.’

Alt.Latino, NPR.org

‘Indiana is truly a renaissance woman. Not only is she one of the most exciting Dominican authors in recent years, she is also a musical force to be reckoned with . . . She’s one of those rare artists whose music you can either dance to or sit down and listen to as if it were a great novel.’

Junot Díaz

‘Rita Indiana is one of a kind.’

Junot Díaz

‘Rita Indiana is fearless and brilliant and Tentacle is her finest novel, an unforgettable experience.’