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La voluntad y la fortuna / Destiny and Desire
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfaguara
Publication date September 30, 2008
Pages 552
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9789705804465
ISBN-10 970580446X
Dimensions 1.50 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $19.99
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: As Cain and Abel, two brothers confront each other for their father's lover, the most powerful man in the country. La voluntad y la fortuna is the great novel of Mexico s past and the present of a Narconation . An incredible and real story; Fuente s most awaited novel. Caressed by the gentle nighttime waves of a beach in the Pacific Ocean, the severed head of Josue Nadal remembers, digresses and tells its story. It knows that in the course of that year, his is the thousandth. It also knows the country cannot offer half of its population jobs, food or education. It knows that is why crime reigns. As if that weren t enough, it also knows that evil is celebrated as the greater good, as the natural consequence of will and fortune. Description in Spanish: Lamida por mansas olas nocturnas en una playa del Pacifico, la cabeza cortada de Josue Nadal cuenta, recuerda, divaga. Sabe que es la numero mil en lo que va de ano y que gobierna la delincuencia (traficante o corporativa) con tal cinismo que incluso se celebra el mal como si fuera el bien de la voluntad y la fortuna. En Mexico no hay tragedia: todo se vuelve telenovela. Josue aspiro a entender el mundo en tanto Jerico, su amigo entranable, llego a admirar a Cain. Ambas voluntades chocan tras recabar agravantes en la premeditacion y alevosia de Asunta Jordan, mujer indomita. En cambio, Lucha Zapata representa el peligro de la generosidad y el amor. El vasto reparto de esta obra incluye Filopater, el cura rebelde; el magnate Max Monroy; el abogado Antonio Sangines, intermediario entre estado y empresa; Miguel Aparecido, encarcelado por propia voluntad, y por encima (o por debajo) la matriarca, la Antigua Concepcion. Por que si hay cinco tigres en una jaula cuatro se alian para matar a uno? Esta novela iniciatica, espesa como el corazon de las tinieblas, propone algunas respuestas.

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9789705804465 | details & prices | 552 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $19.99
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