Gambusino (Plover Contemporary Latin-American Classics in English Trans)

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9780917635243: Gambusino (Plover Contemporary Latin-American Classics in English Trans)

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish

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Winner of Mexico City-based El Nacional's 50th-anniversary novel contest, this second novel by Montemayor (Blood Relations, LJ 4/15/95) is the richly poetic tale of an itinerant miner. Alfredo Montenegro is a gambusino, one of those "seekers of deposits hidden as if at the end of dreams." Narrated by a poet and lifelong friend of Alfredo, the novel moves between past and present, encompassing nearly 40 years of Alfredo's struggle to find the ultimate strike. While vividly depicting the poverty of rural Mexico, Montemayor has a larger, more existential goal in mind. Alfredo's quest is ultimately everyone's; defining himself by his perseverance in the face of futility, he uncovers the mysteries of the self and of life. Recommended for all collections of Latin American literature.?Lawrence Rungren, Merrimack Valley Lib. Consortium, Andover, Mass.
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