Adán en Edén

Adán en Edén

Book - 2009 | Spanish
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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.
Publisher: México, D.F. : Alfaguara, 2009
Edition: 1. ed
ISBN: 9786071103062
6071103061
Branch Call Number: SPANISH Fiction FUENTES 2009
Characteristics: 177 pages ; 24 cm

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A successful lawyer and businessman living a perfect life almost as the Eden, finds the reals facts of this illusive idea when his wife gets involved with another powerful man and other satirical characters and events happen.


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