Books set in Mexico (41)


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A Silent Fury : The El Bordo Mine Fire by Yuri Herrera EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Description:
Mine fire industrial disaster nonfiction: from the author of Signs Preceding The End of The World

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American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
Description:
OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK "Extraordinary." --Stephen King "This book is not simply the great American novel; it's the great novel oflas Americas. It's the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful." --Sandra Cisneros También de este lado hay sueños.On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fa... continue

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Arrecife by Juan Villoro ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Un centro turístico caribeño especializado en secuestros falsos de cárteles es el lugar donde se desarrolla el profundo y satírico misterio del asesinato de Villoro. En medio de escenificaciones de guerra de guerrillas, rumores de abejas asesinas y actividad de cárteles invasores, el ex rockero en recuperación Tony Góngora intenta resolver el misterio del asesinato de un buzo estadounidense. Mientras intenta reconstruir los acontecimientos del crimen, Tony descubre sus propios recuerdos extraños y esclarecedores: de una infancia sin padr... continue

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Aura by Carlos Fuentes ES

Rating: 4     2 Votes
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"Lees ese anuncio: una oferta de esa naturaleza no se hace todos los días. Lees y relees el aviso. Parece dirigido a ti, a nadie más": asícomienza Aura, novela hechizante, donde lo verdadero es lo imposible, donde el amor a la vez sacrifica y devuelve la vida, y la inmortalidad tiene un precio que algunos están dispuestos a pagar.Pocos textos en la literatura mexicana de imaginación tienen la belleza y la expresividad de este relato en que los procedimientos de la ficción están llevados a sus últimas consecuencias. Las imágenes del sueño alteran la realidad o la realidad se ve contaminada por ... continue

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Borderlands : The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity.Borderlands / La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a "border" is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new introduction by scholars Norma Cantú (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Aída Hurtado (Universit... continue

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Colonel Lágrimas by Carlos Fonseca Suárez EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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“Beware, reader, in these pages you will experience vertigo, anxiety and joy. You will become a ghostly presence in a Borgesian world, a camera obscura, where mathematics is a secret weapon, and memory the object of an archaeological pursuit. Loosely inspired by the eventful life of the French mathematician Alexander Grothendieck, Fonseca has created a gorgeous opera prima.” —Valerie Miles, The New York Times Book Review Holed away in a cabin in the Pyrenees, the world-famous and enigmatic mathematician Alexander Grothendieck is working furiously on a final project. But what exactly is this mo... continue

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El Llano in Flames by Juan Rulfo EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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For a writer so reserved in what he saw into print, Juan Rulfo has had a disproportional influence on writers of literature, in Spanish and beyond, on a par with Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez. His single story collection, El Llano in flames, provides a pithy and moving expression of life in central and western Mexico in the decades following the Revolution. These stories have the quality of an oral testimony to harsh years and are delivered in a spare and exquisite voice. This new translation by Stephen Beechinor marks the first time this masterpiece of Latin American literature... continue

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El testigo by Juan Villoro ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Julio Valdivieso, intelectual mexicano emigrado a Europa, vuelve a su país después de una larga ausencia. El PRI ha perdido al fin las elecciones y se inicia un peculiar período de transición. Julio vuelve a ese tiempo extraño de los regresos, donde se reencuentra con lo que pudo ser. En ese retorno extático y terrible se enfrenta a las claves de un amor perdido, la leyenda viva del poeta Ramón López Velarde, un episodio de la guerra cristera que depende de su propio nombre. En un singular rito de paso, regresa a una Ítaca azotada por el crimen organizado, la política entendida como conspiraci... continue

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Empty Houses by Brenda Navarro EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Daniel disappeared three months, two days and eight hours after his birthday. He was three. He was my son. Empty Houses unfolds in the aftermath of a child's disappearance. His mother is distraught. As her life begins to unravel, she is haunted by his absence but also by her own ambivalence: did she even want him in the first place? In a working-class neighbourhood on the other side of Mexico City another woman protects her stolen child. After longing desperately to be a mother, her life is violently altered by its reality. Alternating between these two contrasting voices, Empty Hou... continue

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Fiesta en la madriguera by Juan Pablo Villalobos ES

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A Tochtli le gustan los sombreros, los diccionarios, los samuráis, las guillotinas y los franceses. Pero Tochtli es un niño y ahora lo que quiere es un nuevo animal para su zoológico privado: un hipopótamo enano de Liberia. Su padre, Yolcaut, un narcotraficante en la cúspide del poder, está dispuesto a cumplir todos sus caprichos. No importa que se trate de un animal exótico en peligro de extinción. Porque Yolcaut siempre puede. Tochtli vive en un palacio. Una madriguera recubierta de oro en la que convive con trece o quizá catorce... continue