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The Secret History of Costaguana

English · Paperback / Softback

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"A potent mixture of history, fiction and literary gamesmanship." "A cunning tribute to a classic." "[A] post-modern literary revenge story.” An ingenious novel of historical invention from the global literary star author of On the day of Joseph Conrad''s death in 1924, the Colombian-born José Altamirano begins to write and cannot stop. Many years before, he confessed to Conrad his life''s every delicious detail--from his country''s heroic revolutions to his darkest solitary moments. Those intimate recollections became Nostromo, a novel that solidified Conrad’s fame and turned Altamirano’s reality into a work of fiction. Now Conrad is dead, but the slate is by no means clear--Nostromo will live on and Altamirano must write himself back into existence. As the destinies of real empires collide with the murky realities of imagined ones, Vásquez takes us from a flourishing twentieth-century London to the lawless fury of a blooming Panama and back in a labyrinthine quest to reclaim the past--of both a country and a man.

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Authors Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Assisted by Anne Mclean (Translation)
Publisher Riverhead
Languages English
Age Recommendation from age 18
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 07.08.2012
EAN 9781594485824
ISBN 978-1-59448-582-4
No. of pages 320
Dimensions 140 mm x 209 mm x 21 mm
Series Riverhead
Subject Fiction > Narrative literature

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