A new cult novel with the epic spirit of The Odyssey and the depth of The Old Man and the Sea, set in a magical Galicia.
Andrés Bouza sets sail for a delivery job to Lisbon. It seems simple: drop off the cargo, collect the agreed-upon amount, and sail home, but if it were that easy this wouldn’t be a novel by Montero Glez.
It just so happens that the sky is blustery, and Andrés Bouza runs aground. He is forced to take shelter from the storm in a creepy inn. There he hears the stories of a blind priest who listens to the pulse of the world’s enigmas, of God and of the devil, and learns the fates of Chiruca, Zopo, and other petty criminals linked only by the sentence of the sea. There will be threats, hunts, betrayals, sex, violence, drug caches, revenge, greed, intrigues, crimes, mysteries and also love, heartbreak and nostalgia. Mermaid Flesh is the story of how Andrés Bouza arrived to the last day of his life.
In a very polished style, Glez again employs the best elements of the crime novel: there are mysteries, unexpected twists and stories that are intertwined to the very end. Mermaid Food is an adventure novel with a triad of unforgettable characters that confirms Montero Glez as a cult author who uses literary and poetic language at the service of an absolutely cinematic plot.