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Norte

Author: Edmundo Paz Soldan

EAN: 9780226207209 Categories: , Product ID: ria9780226207209_rcc

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Three unconnected people travel north, each passing in isolation over one of the most troubled and controversial dividing lines in the world: the Mexico?US border. But in a melee of language and blood, their stories and the stories of those they meet of a young serial killer, a waitress and graphic novelist and her lover (and former professor), and an outsider artist in a mental institution gradually begin to coalesce. Daring in both its protagonists and its structure, Edmundo Paz Sold n’s Norte is a fast-paced, vivid, and operatic blending of distinct voices. Together, they lay bare the darkness of the line over which these souls like so many others have passed. A prominent member of a new generation of Latin American writers, Paz Soldan stands in defiant opposition to the magical realism of the past century, instead grounding his work in political, economic, and historical realities. Norte is no exception; it is a tale of displacement and the very human costs of immigration. Shocking with its violence even as it thrills with its language, confounding rather than cowering under the clich of the murderous, drug-dealing immigrant, Norte is a disquieting, imperative work an undeniable reflection of our fragmented modern world. show more

Additional information

Weight 434 g
Author

Edmundo Paz Soldan

Publisher

The University of Chicago Press

Binding

Paperback / softback

ISBN-10

022620720X

Dimensions

143 x 218 x 24

Language

English

Country of Pub

United States

Book Condition

New

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