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La cabeza de la hidra

Fuentes, Carlos

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ISBN 10: 9682700213 / ISBN 13: 9789682700217
Published by J. Mortiz, México, 1978
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Octavo in white, color illus wraps; 283 p. ; 20 cm. In Spanish. Uncommon thus: La primera edicion mexicana. Nueva narrativa hispánica (series). Edges lightly foxed and a very faint, thin reading crease to spine. Remnant of price hand-written partly in ink to front free endpaper. Lacking original acetate cover. Overall very tight and clean. Near Fine+ thus. Bookseller Inventory # 13612

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Title: La cabeza de la hidra

Publisher: J. Mortiz, México

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First edition.

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Novela policíaca que retrata al México del boom petrolero y tiene como trasfondo una reflexión acerca de lo ilusorio de la libertad. Un burócrata es arrojado a un indescifrable torbellino de intriga y espionaje internacional donde se le despoja de su identidad, y descubre un siniestro juego de intereses. Como la hidra, el petróleo renace multiplicado de una sola cabeza cortada. Semen oscuro de una tierra de esperanzas y traiciones parejas, fecunda los reinos de la Malinche bajo las voces mudas de los astros” Carlos Fuentes ENGLISH DESCRIPTION First published in 1978, this novel of international intrigue by Carlos Fuentes is set in Mexico, and features the Mexican secret service. It is the story of the attempt by the Mexican government to retain control of a recently discovered national oil field. Secret agents from Arab lands, Israel, and the United States attempt to wrest control of the source for their own purposes. In a plot thick with dirty tricks, violence, sex, amazing coincidences, and betrayals, the novel's movie-loving hero, Felix Maldonado, confronts the villains.

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