Few indeed have penetrated the remote areas of West Papua, a land abounding in ritual and magic, and learned its secrets. A breviary of anthropophagy and the supernatural, "Cannibals of West Papua" recounts the remarkable adventures of Fr. Massimo Tetrazzini when he gets drafted into the proselytizing exercises of Dom Duarte Ramiro under the auspices of the Pontifical Mission Guild.
Though Cannibals of West Papua is a sequel to "The Translation of Father Torturo", it also acts as a stand alone novel. Where the previous work trembled between gothic horror and decadent giallo, the present treatise veers into unexplored territories of crisis, to the furthest edge of uninstitutionalized cravings, delivering an indispensible and bloody feast for psychologists, beasts, and epicureans alike.
Brendan Connell was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1970. He has had fiction published in numerous places, including McSweeney's, Adbusters, and the World Fantasy Award winning anthologies Leviathan 3 (The Ministry of Whimsy 2002), and Strange Tales (Tartarus Press 2003). His published books are: The Translation of Father Torturo (Prime Books, 2005), Dr. Black and the Guerrillia (Grafitisk Press, 2005), Metrophilias (Better Non Sequitur, 2010), Unpleasant Tales (Eibonvale Press, 2010), The Life of Polycrates and Other Stories for Antiquated Children (Chômu Press, 2011), The Architect (PS Publishing, 2012), Lives of Notorious Cooks (Chômu Press, 2012), Miss Homicide Plays the Flute (Eibonvale Press, 2013), The Cutest Girl in Class ... (more)