My kinda fare: a colorful palette of characters reminiscent of school days when you mush all the cafeteria food together on the tray then dare your neighbor to eat it. Blushworthy moments galore, like being shot from an early-oeuvre John Waters canon, to land in a Leonora Carrington net. A gourmet gag-fest, even more chokingly delicious in hindsight.
Cousins by Aurora Venturini, (List Price: 17.95, Soft Skull, 9781593767297, May 2023)
Reviewed by Ian McCord, Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia