Adán en Edén

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México, D. F. : Alfaguara, 2009.
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1. edición.
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177 pages ; 24 cm


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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Fuentes, C. (2009). Adán en Edén (1. edición.). Alfaguara.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fuentes, Carlos. 2009. Adán En Edén. México, D. F.: Alfaguara.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fuentes, Carlos. Adán En Edén México, D. F.: Alfaguara, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Fuentes, Carlos. Adán En Edén 1. edición., Alfaguara, 2009.

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