Carlos Fuentes Adam in Eden

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In this comic novel of political intrigue, Adam Gorozpe, a respected businessman in Mexico, has a life so perfect that he might as well be his namesake in the Garden of Eden--but there are snakes in this Eden too. For one thing, Adam's wife Priscila has fallen in love with the brash director of national security--also named Adam--who uses violence against token victims to hide the fact that he's letting drug runners, murderers, and kidnappers go free. Another unlikely snake is the little Boy-God who's started preaching in the street wearing a white tunic and stick-on wings, inspiring Adam's brother-in-law to give up his job writing soap operas to follow this junior deity and implore Adam to do the same. Even Elle, Adam's mistress, thinks the boy is important to their salvation--especially now that it seems the other Adam has put out a contract on Adam Gorozpe. To save his relationship, his marriage, his life, and the soul of his country, perhaps Adam will indeed have to call upon the wrath of the angels to expel all these snakes from his Mexican Eden.

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Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was one of the most influential and celebrated voices in Latin American literature. He was the author of 24 novels, including "Aura", "The Death of Artemio Cruz", "The Old Gringo" and "Terra Nostra", and also wrote numerous plays, short stories, and essays. He received the 1987 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor.
Fuentes was born in Panama City, the son of Mexican parents, and moved to Mexico as a teenager. He served as an ambassador to England and France, and taught at universities including Harvard, Princeton, Brown and Columbia. He died in Mexico City in 2012.

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“An interesting novel is one that escapes from the writer’s hands,” says title character Adam, directly referencing this novel, which he himself is also reading. While metagimmicks like this often fall flat and feel hack, late Mexican author Fuentes, a key trailblazer for the Latin American boom in literature several decades ago, schools the lesser novelist, masterfully injecting an airy tone into this brief but spirited read. Originally published in Spanish in 2010, this translated edition will indeed win over new English-speaking fans for Fuentes. The story here follows Adam, a happily married hotshot executive with a mistress on the side. All is well until the national security director, also named Adam, shows up, enchanting his wife and otherwise meddling in all the wrong things. Readers may have trouble finding something or someone relatable to latch onto, but sticking around until the final page will reward readers with a rather cute and satisfying conclusion. Also a delight is Fuentes’ deft form, straddling the line between comedy and drama—that line where things work extraordinarily well. --Casey Bayer

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