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BeschreibungPraise for Some Clouds...
"The real enchantment of Mr. Taibo's storytelling art lies in the 'wild and melancholy' tango of life he sees everywhere." -New York Times Book Review
"A vibrant, pulsating, and often poetic tale [with] a subtle power that belies its size." -Booklist
Mexico City detective Héctor Belascoarán Shayne is summoned home from vacation by his sister, whose childhood friend Anita has been raped and nearly killed by unknown assailants. Héctor discovers that Anita, recently married into the wealthy Costa family, has just seen her husband and his two brothers systematically murdered. Now, if she can stay alive long enough to receive it, Anita stands in line to receive a legacy of some 200 million pesos.
During his investigation, Héctor trades stories with a novelist who is writing a crime novel based upon the recent murder of fourteen narcotraficantes and has traced the crime directly back to Judicial Police Commander Saavedra. How a detective can operate in a society in which the social and political institutions designed to protect the people are hopelessly corrupt?
Paco Ignacio Taibo II has lived in Mexico City since 1958 when his family fled from Spain to escape the fascist dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Considered the founder of the neopolitical genre in Latin America, more than 500 editions of his 51 books have been published in 29 countries and a dozen languages. His novels featuring Mexican Private Investigator Héctor Belascoarán Shayne are among his most popular works.
Untertitel: A Hector Belascoaran Shayne Detective Novel. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Poisoned Pen Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2013
Seitenanzahl: 150 Seiten