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- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
Newsweek ). In these masterly vignettes, Fuentes explores Tolstoy?s classic observation that ?happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.? In ?A Family Like Any Other,? each member of the Pagan family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In ?The Mariachi?s Mother,? the limitless devotion of a woman... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00
Winner of the Cervantes Prize Carlos Fuentes, one of the world?s most acclaimed authors, is at the height of his powers in this stunning new novel?a magnificent epic of passion, magic, and desire in modern Mexico, a rich and remarkable tapestry set in a world where free will fights with the wishes of the gods. Josué Nadal has lost more than... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 17.99
For fifty years, Andres Yasin has carried a grudge against J.T. Bunker. Now, Bunker, eighty-two years old and dying of cancer, wants to tell his side of a story, a story of his affair with Andres's mother. As a child Andres knew Bunker as the "Captain of the Sleepers"-so called because he transported the bodies of those who had died off the island,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 14.99
Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from the Havana zoo and is shot and killed by its pursuers. Assigned to cover the zoo story, Joaquín Porrata, a young Cuban journalist, instead finds himself embroiled in the mysterious connections between the... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 13.99
A New York Times Notable Book of 2007 "Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible . . . A contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban 1960s--and 70s and 80s."-- The New York Times Book Review Ricardo Somocurcio is in love with a bad girl. He loves her as a teenager known as "Lily" in Lima in 1950, when she flits... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99
Haunted all her life by feelings of terror and emptiness, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral returns to her native Dominican Republic - and finds herself reliving the events of l961, when the capital was still called Trujillo City and one old man terrorized a nation of three million. Rafael Trujillo, the depraved ailing dictator whom Dominicans call... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 8.99
Set in Lima, the novel tells of a love story whose participants may be the fictional characters of Don Rigoberto. With his usual sly assurance, Vargas Llosa keeps the reader guessing which episodes are real and which issue from the Don's imagination; the resulting novel, an aggregate of reality and fantasy, is sexy, funny, disquieting, and unfailingly... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99
On December 7, 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His Nobel lLecture is a resounding tribute to fiction?s power to inspire readers to greater ambition, to dissent, and to political action. ?We would be worse than we are without the good books we have read, more conformist, not as restless, more submissive, and the... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99
A subtle and enlightening novel about a neglected human rights pioneer by the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason. Casement had dedicated his extraordinary life to improving the plight of oppressed peoples around the world?especially the native populations... more...