The Stepchild

Juan José Saer

NOVEL. SEIX BARRAL, 1983. 189 PAGES.

A cabin boy on a Spanish expedition to the Río de la Plata at the beginning of the 16th Century is captured and adopted by Colastinés Indians. He thus discovers traditions and rituals that present him with a new perception of reality. What are the origins of an otherwise peaceful tribe's annual ritual of sex and cannibalism? Why does the cabin boy meet a different fate from that of his shipmates?

In the best tradition of Indian Chronicles, Saer asks questions about reality, memory and language within a story that can also be read as adventure novel.

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