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  • The Death of Artemio Cruz: A Novel | Carlos Fuentes,Alfred MacAdam (translator)

    The Death of Artemio Cruz: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Carlos Fuentes, Alfred MacAdam (translator)
    • Narrated By Tony Chiroldes
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    As the novel opens, Artemio Cruz, the all-powerful newspaper magnate and land baron, lies confined to his bed and, in dreamlike flashes, recalls the pivotal episodes of his life. Carlos Fuentes manipulates the ensuing kaleidoscope of images with dazzling inventiveness, layering memory upon memory, from Cruz’s heroic campaigns during the Mexican Revolution, through his relentless climb from poverty to wealth, to his uneasy death. Perhaps Fuentes’ masterpiece, The Death of Artemio Cruz is a haunting voyage into the soul of modern Mexico.

    Adriana Orozco says: "An amazing book!"
  • The Crystal Frontier: A Novel in Nine Stories | Carlos Fuentes,Alfred MacAdam (translator)

    The Crystal Frontier: A Novel in Nine Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Carlos Fuentes, Alfred MacAdam (translator)
    • Narrated By David Crommett
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    From Mexico’s preeminent man of letters, "a Balzacian novel in nine masterly stories" (Vanity Fair) that explores the "uneven and painful meshing of two North American cultures" (Washington Post Book World). A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Translated by Alfred Mac Adam.

  • The Years with Laura Diaz | Carlos Fuentes,Alfred MacAdam (translator)

    The Years with Laura Diaz

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Carlos Fuentes, Alfred MacAdam (translator)
    • Narrated By Adriana Sananes, Emilio Delgado
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    The Years with Laura Diaz is Carlos Fuentes' most important novel in several decades. Like his masterpiece The Death of Artemio Cruz, the action begins in the state of Veracruz and moves to Mexico City - tracing a migration during the Revolution and its aftermath that was a feature of Mexico's demographic history and that is a significant element in Fuentes' fictional world. Now the principle figure is not Artemio Cruz (who, however, makes a brief appearance) but Fuentes' first major female protagonist, the extraordinary Laura Diaz.

  • The Orange Tree | Carlos Fuentes,Alfred MacAdam (translator)

    The Orange Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Carlos Fuentes, Alfred MacAdam (translator)
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    In the five novellas that comprise The Orange Tree, Carlos Fuentes continues the passionate and imaginative reconstruction of past and present history that has distinguished Terra Nostra and The Campaign. From the story of Columbus's arrival in the Caribbean, to the fate of Hernan Cortes's two sons, to the destruction of the Spanish city of Numantia by the Romans and the annihilation of Hollywood by Acapulco, Fuentues couples the epic grandeur of the spiritual and the historical with the many pleasures of the flesh.

  • The Campaign | Carlos Fuentes,Alfred MacAdam (translator)

    The Campaign

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Carlos Fuentes, Alfred MacAdam (translator)
    • Narrated By Walter Krochmal
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    In The Campaign, a witty and enthralling saga of revolutionary South America, Carlos Fuentes explores the period of profound upheaval he calls "the romantic time". His hero, Baltasar Bustos, the son of a wealthy landowner, kidnaps the baby of a prominent judge, replacing it with the black baby of a prostitute. When he catches sight of the baby's mother, though, he falls instantly in love with her and sets off on an anguished journey to repent his act and win her love.

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