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Returning as Shadows - 01 edition

Returning as Shadows (ISBN10: 0312301561; ISBN13: 9780312301569)
ISBN13: 978-0312301569
ISBN10: 0312301561

Summary: In 1991, Paco Taibo II wrote The Shadow of a Shadow, a book about four men who meet to play dominos in a hotel bar in Mexico City. The time is 1922, and the men are a motley group--a poet who makes a living writing advertisements for patent medicine, a radical Chinese-Mexican union organizer, a lawyer who represents prostitutes, and a newspaper crime reporter who churns out pages of copy "like links of sausage in a chorizo factory." As the story builds, the ...show more crime novel becomes a tale of international intrigue.

Returning as Shadows revisits these men nearly twenty years later. Much has changed, in the world and for the four friends. War rages in Europe while the world waits for the in Europe while the world waits for the inevitable entry of the United States. German agents throng Mexico City, working to bring America's southern neighbor into the Axis.

And the four men? They've gone four different ways. Returning as Shadows goes back and forth between these men's lives, slowly drawing the threads back together. Surprises keep popping up. For example, Ernest Hemingway, having overindulged at his Cuban hacienda, is suddenly transported into a poker game with one of the characters.

The men are indeed shadows, their experiences dreamlike but bursting with meaning. Read, and see why Le Monde calls Taibo "one of the best narrative clowns of our time." ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Published: 12/18/2002
International: No

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Thomas Dunne Books, 2003. 1st US printing / edition. Hardcover. Translated by Ezra E. Fitz. Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. Bright, tight and clean; no names, marks or tears, price intact. ISBN: 03123 ...show more01561 Sequel to The Shadow of the Shadow (1991) this novel stands on its own merits. Not an easy read, but for lovers of involved, knotty fiction, a rewarding one. ...show less
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Hardcover; First Printing First Edition Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Hardcover. DJ flap creased. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a collection or read and enjoy. Thomas Dunne Books, 2003. ...show more1st Edition/1st Printing. Fine Book in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Price Intact. Dust Jacket protected with a new archival cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box. ...show less
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First US printing. Fine in fine dust jacket. HC 1st ed-A Novel of Mexico, 1941, during the Second World War-a book which revisits the characters in 'The Shadow of a Shadow, ' but set nearly 20 years ...show more later. Translated from the Spanish by Ezra E. Fitz. Roger L. Simon calls this "another brilliant work by Paco Taibo, the man who brought 'magic realism' to the mystery form." 455 pp. ...show less
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New York, NY 2003 Hard Cover First US Edition Fine in Near Fine jacket 8vo. viii, 456 pp. Bound in blue boards in illustrated dust wrapper. Translated from the Spanish by Ezra E. Fitz. Sequel to Tai ...show morebo's earlier novel The Shadow of a Shadow. Fine, bright, clean copy in Near Fine dust wrapper with minor bumping to head of spine. ...show less
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