Fuentes' dreamlike magical-realism spawns an exquisite and hypnotic chiller. Felipe Montero responds to a Want Ad in a Mexico City newspaper. He's exactly right for the job - it's as though the ad was written just for him. At the address he meets a woman who surely must be over a hundred years old, and her yound niece, Aura. A strange, haunting and beautiful story unfolds as Felipe is drawn into their lives. 60 minutes-best listened to with headphones for true 3-D sound.
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Carlos Fuentes, born in Panama in 1928, has received many awards for his accomplishments as a novelist, essayist, and commentator, among them the Cervantes Prize. He is the author of more than twenty books, most recently (in the United States) Inez. Other Fuentes titles from FSG include Old Gringo, The Death of Artemio Cruz, and The Good Conscience. He divides his time between Mexico City and London.
Text: English, Spanish
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Descripción Andre Deutsch, London, 1990. Hardcover with Dustjacket. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 88 pp. Translated by Lysander Kemp. Slight creasing on spine of dustjacket. Light browning to page edges. This book is described as a "novella of horror and beauty." It is the story of a young historian and an aged widow. 8vo. Ex-Library. Nº de ref. de la librería 13602