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Talking to Ourselves

by Andrés Neuman, Nick Caistor & Lorenza Garcia Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

A searing family drama from one of Latin America's most original voices

One trip. Two love stories. Three voices.

Lito is ten years old and is almost sure he can change the weather when he concentrates very hard....


Quesadillas

by Juan Pablo Villalobos, Rosalind Harvey & Neel Mukherjee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 11, 2014)

A brilliant new comic novel from "a linguistic virtuoso" (José Antonio Aguado, Diari de Terrassa)

It's the 1980s in Lagos de Moreno—a town where there are more cows than people, and more priests than cows—and...


The Man Who Loved Dogs

by Leonardo Padura & Anna Kushner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 28, 2014)

A gripping novel about the assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico City in 1940

In The Man Who Loved Dogs, Leonardo Padura brings a noir sensibility to one of the most fascinating and complex political narratives...


The Savage Detectives

by Roberto Bolano & Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 09, 2013)

New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, founders of the visceral realist movement in poetry, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their quest: to track down the obscure, vanished poet Cesárea...


2666

National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2008

by Roberto Bolano & Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 09, 2013)

THE POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM "ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS" (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW)

Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across...


Where the Air Is Clear

by Carlos Fuentes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

My name is Ixca Cienfuegos. I was born and I live in Mexico City. Which is not so grave: in Mexico City there is never tragedy but only outrage. Thus begins Carlos Fuentes's first novel, unfolding a panorama...


Terra Nostra

by Carlos Fuentes & Margaret Sayers Peden Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

Terra Nostra is one of the great masterpieces of modern Latin American fiction. Concerned with nothing less than the history of Spain and of South America, with the Indian Gods and with Christianity, with the...


The Old Gringo

by Carlos Fuentes & Margaret Sayers Peden Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

In The Old Gringo, Carlos Fuentes brings the Mexico of 1916 uncannily to life. This novel is wise book, full of toughness and humanity and is without question one of the finest works of modern Latin American...


The Good Conscience

by Carlos Fuentes & Sam Hileman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

The Good Conscience is Carlos Fuentes's second novel. The scene is Guanajuato, a provincial capital in Central Mexico, once one of the world's richest mining centers. The Ceballos family has been reinstated...


Distant Relations

by Carlos Fuentes & Margaret Sayers Peden Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

During a long, lingering lunch at the Automobile Club de France, the elderly Comte de Branly tells a story to a friend, unnamed until the closing pages, who is in fact the first-person narrator of the novel....


Diana

by Carlos Fuentes & Alfred MacAdam Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

On New Year's Eve in 1969, a novelist in his forties meets the beautiful movie actress Diana Soren at a party and is fascinated by her oddly elusive charm. But in this novel from Carlos Fuentes, his infatuation...


The Death of Artemio Cruz

by Carlos Fuentes & Alfred MacAdam Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

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...


Christopher Unborn

by Carlos Fuentes & Alfred MacAdam Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

This inspired novel, Christopher Unborn, is narrated by the as yet unborn first child to be born on October 12, 1992, the five hundredth anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America; his conception and birth...


A Change of Skin

by Carlos Fuentes & Sam Hileman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

First published in 1968, Carlos Fuentes's controversial novel A Change of Skin tells the story of four persons who drive from Mexico City to Veracruz one Palm Sunday. The Driver of the car is Franz, an ex-Nazi,...


Aura

by Carlos Fuentes & Lysander Kemp Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

This eBook edition of Carlos Fuentes' novel includes only the English translation by Lysander Kemp. The Spanish text is not included.

Felipe Montero is employed in the house of an aged widow to edit her deceased...


The Third Reich

by Roberto Bolano & Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 22, 2011)

On vacation with his girlfriend, Ingeborg, the German war games champion Udo Berger returns to a small town on the Costa Brava where he spent the summers of his childhood. Soon they meet another vacationing...


Ways of Going Home

by Alejandro Zambra & Megan McDowell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 08, 2013)

Alejandro Zambra's Ways of Going Home begins with an earthquake, seen through the eyes of an unnamed nine-year-old boy who lives in an undistinguished middleclass housing development in a suburb of Santiago,...


Woes of the True Policeman

by Roberto Bolano & Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2012)

Begun in the 1980s and worked on until the author's death in 2003, Woes of the True Policeman is Roberto Bolaño's last, unfinished novel.

The novel follows Óscar Amalfitano—an exiled Chilean university professor...


Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World

by Sabina Berman & Lisa Dillman Henry Holt and Co. (August 07, 2012)

A transporting and brilliant comic novel narrated by an unforgettable woman: Karen Nieto, an autistic savant whose idiosyncrasies prove her greatest gifts

As intimate as it is profound, and as clear-eyed as it...


Seven Houses in France

by Bernardo Atxaga & Margaret Jull Costa Graywolf Press (September 04, 2012)

A brooding novel of colonial intrigue in the Congo, from the author of The Accordionist's Son and Obabakoak

The year is 1903, and the garrison of Yangambi on the banks of the Congo is under the command of Captain...


Almost Never

by Daniel Sada & Katherine Silver Graywolf Press (April 10, 2012)

"Of my generation I most admire Daniel Sada, whose writing project seems to me the most daring." —Roberto Bolaño

This Rabelaisian tale of lust and longing in the drier precincts of postwar Mexico introduces...


The Dream of the Celt

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Edith Grossman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 05, 2012)

A subtle and enlightening novel about a neglected human rights pioneer by the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa

In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason....


Traveler of the Century

by Andrés Neuman, Nick Caistor & Lorenza Garcia Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 24, 2012)

Searching for an inn, the enigmatic traveler Hans stops in a small city on the border between Saxony and Prussia. The next morning, Hans meets an old organ-grinder in the market square and immediately finds...


Down the Rabbit Hole

by Juan Pablo Villalobos & Rosalind Harvey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 02, 2012)

"A brief and majestic debut." —Matías Néspolo, El Mundo

Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines, and dictionaries, and what he wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his...


The Time of the Hero

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Lysander Kemp Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

The action of The Time of the Hero, Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa's first novel, takes place at the Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima, Peru. There, four angry cadets who have formed an inner...


The Storyteller

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Helen Lane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

At a small gallery in Florence, a Peruvian writer happens upon a photograph of a tribal storyteller deep in the jungles of the Amazon. He is overcome with the eerie sense that he knows this man...that the storyteller...


The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Alfred MacAdam Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta is an astute psychological portrait of a modern revolutionary and a searching account of an old friend's struggle to understand him. First published in English in 1986, the novel...


The Perpetual Orgy

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Helen Lane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

The Perpetual Orgy is Mario Vargas Llosa's brilliant analysis of Gustav Flaubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary. In this remarkable book, "we not only enjoy a dazzling explication, but experience a master discoursing...


The Feast of the Goat

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Edith Grossman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

Haunted all her life by feelings of terror and emptiness, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral returns to her native Dominican Republic - and finds herself reliving the events of l961, when the capital was still...


Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Helen R. Lane Picador (March 04, 2011)

Mario Vargas Llosa's brilliant, multilayered novel is set in the Lima, Peru, of the author's youth, where a young student named Marito is toiling away in the news department of a local radio station. His young...


A Fish in the Water

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Helen Lane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 05, 2011)

Mario Vargas Llosa's A Fish in the Water is a twofold book: a memoir of one of Latin America's most celebrated witers, beginning with his birth in 1936 in Arequipa, Peru; and the story of his organization of...


The Way to Paradise

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

A New York Times Notable Book

Flora Tristán, the illegitimate child of a wealthy Peruvian father and French mother, grows up in poverty and journeys to Peru to demand her inheritance. On her return in 1844,...


The War of the End of the World

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Helen Lane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

Deep within the remote backlands of nineteenth-century Brazil lies Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth: prostitutes, bandits, beggars, and every kind of outcast. It is a place where history and civilization...


The Language of Passion

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

Internationally acclaimed novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has contributed a biweekly column to Spain's major newspaper, El País, since 1977. In this collection of columns from the 1990s, Vargas Llosa weighs in...


The Bad Girl

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Edith Grossman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

A New York Times Notable Book of 2007

"Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible . . . A contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban 1960s--and 70s and 80s."--The New York Times Book Review

Ricardo...


In Praise of the Stepmother

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Helen Lane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

With meticulous observation and the seductive skill of a great storyteller, Vargas Llosa lures the reader into the shadow of perversion that, little by little, darkens the extraordinary happiness and harmony...


Captain Pantoja and the Special Service

by Mario Vargas Llosa Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

This delightful farce opens as the prim and proper Captain Pantoja learns he is to be sent to Peru's Amazon frontier on a secret mission for the army—to provide females for the amorous recruits. Side-splitting...


The Accordionist's Son

by Bernardo Atxaga & Margaret Jull Costa Graywolf Press (October 26, 2010)

A celebrated international author, listed among the "21 top writers for the 21st century" (The Observer, U.K.)

As David Imaz, on the threshold of adulthood, divides his time between his uncle Juan's ranch and...


Obabakoak

by Bernardo Atxaga & Margaret Jull Costa Graywolf Press (October 26, 2010)

"A brilliantly inventive writer ... he understands the nature of storytelling and is at once terribly moving and wildy funny."—A.S. Byatt

Obabakoak is a shimmering, mercurial collection about life in Obaba,...


Dancing to "Almendra"

by Mayra Montero & Edith Grossman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2007)

Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from the Havana zoo and is shot and killed by its pursuers. Assigned...


Captain of the Sleepers

by Mayra Montero & Edith Grossman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2007)

For fifty years, Andres Yasin has carried a grudge against J.T. Bunker. Now, Bunker, eighty-two years old and dying of cancer, wants to tell his side of a story, a story of his affair with Andres's mother. As...


Inez

by Carlos Fuentes & Margaret Sayers Peden Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 02, 2002)

A magical short novel that weaves together two stories, two couples, two different times, and two grand passions

In one of the narratives that comprise this superb new novel from Carlos Fuentes, we are introduced...


The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Edith Grossman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

Set in Lima, the novel tells of a love story whose participants may be the fictional characters of Don Rigoberto. With his usual sly assurance, Vargas Llosa keeps the reader guessing which episodes are real...


The Years with Laura Diaz

by Carlos Fuentes & Alfred MacAdam Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2006)

A radiant and epic new novel that is among the finest achievements of Mexico's greatest man of letters.

The Years With Laura Diaz is Carlos Fuentes' most important novel in several decades. Like his masterpiece...


Paradise Travel

by Jorge Franco & Katherine Silver Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 10, 2006)

From one of Colombia's leading novelists, a tragicomic story of unrequited love and a view of New York through the wide eyes of an illegal immigrant

Paradise Travel recounts the adventures of Marlon Cruz, a...


Nevada Days

by Bernardo Atxaga Graywolf Press (July 10, 2018)

A seductive, unclassifiable blend of autobiography and fiction set in Reno, from the preeminent Basque author

Nine months as a writer in residence can prove unnerving for anyone. For Bernardo Atxaga, newly arrived...


Tomb Song

by Julián Herbert Graywolf Press (March 06, 2018)

An incandescent new voice from Mexico, for readers of Ben Lerner and Rachel Cusk

Sitting at the bedside of his mother as she is dying from leukemia in a hospital in northern Mexico, the narrator of Tomb Song...


The Neighborhood

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Edith Grossman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 27, 2018)

A thrilling tale of desire and Peruvian corruption swirls around a scandalous exposé that leads to murder

From the Nobel Laureate comes a politically charged detective novel weaving through the underbelly of...


One Out of Two

by Daniel Sada Graywolf Press (November 03, 2015)

"A literary titan of his time, one of the most innovative novelists in contemporary Latin American letters." -The Washington Post

The most distinctive thing about the Gamal sisters is that they are, essentially,...


The Discreet Hero

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Edith Grossman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 10, 2015)

The latest masterpiece—perceptive, funny, insightful, affecting—from the Nobel Prize–winning author

Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa's newest novel, The Discreet Hero, follows two fascinating characters...