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  • Published: México, D.F. : Alfaguara, 2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Edition: 1. ed.
  • Description: 177 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: Spanish
  • Format: Book

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  • 9786071103062
  • 6071103061

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Adán en Edén

by Fuentes, Carlos.

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Call number: World-SPA-Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 3rd Fl., WORLD

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Comic novel that deals head-on with many of the gravest issues of 21st-century Mexico. Key to its hilarity is the idiosyncratic, self-absorbed voice of the narrator, an ambitious attorney who made his place in the public sphere by marrying the flatulent daughter of a biscuit magnate. When his wife, a woman prone to bizarre non sequiturs, begins a romance with a loutish official who oversees a barbaric and fraudulent government crackdown on crime, all hell breaks loose. Meanwhile an apparently heaven-sent child prophet appears at a busy Mexico City intersection, stopping traffic while starting a national debate. Adán en Edén is entertainingly freewheeling with its themes and cultural references, which include poverty, drug violence, sex, Mexican history, telenovelas, U.S.-Mexican immigration, and the Palm Pre smart phone. Fuentes even finds room for a precisely measured burlesque of Octavio Paz's role in promoting dogmatic factionalism in Mexican letters.

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