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Mario Hinojos
Domestic Animal

(Animal doméstico (Caballo de Troya 2017, 4))

Literary Fiction

  • Published: 22/06/2017
  • ISBN: 9788415451709
  • 320 pages

Two men converse in the complex and desolate labyrinth of a house. They dismantle the record of their lives as they are forced into this isolation by the outbreak of war. One asks questions, the other tries to answer them. Outside lies a city colonized by the intimidation of an army of wild dogs. Inside stories unravel under the watch of a therapist with unorthodox methods.

This novel is a reflection on war, on its people and its dogs, and also an examination of an individual’s disaffection and of civilizations as a whole. To tell the story, Mario Hinojos builds a book full of unanswered questions: What is left of us when what we thought was our home disappears? How far will we let ourselves be domesticated in order to recover this primitive shelter?

About the author

SPAIN – Mario Hinojos was born in Mazatlán, Mexico in 1982 and has lived in Barcelona since 2007. He studied Communication Sciences and he has a Masters in Cultural Communication and Management. He has worked as a journalist in Mexico and is now in charge of Content for the cultural management company Trànsit Projectes. His first novel, Round de sombra, won the 5th National Novel Prize of Valladolid (Mexico, 2009). Articles of his have appeared in various anthologies and print media in his home country.