Search Results: "José Manuel Prieto"


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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF A LIFE IN RUSSIA by José Manuel Prieto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Offbeat and witty."
As the title suggests, this is a novel in the form of an encyclopedia, so the narrative surges forward as the reader moves through alphabetical listings from "A" to "Z." Read full book review >

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REX by José Manuel Prieto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2009

"A shimmering Fabergé egg of a novel, so hermetic and tightly knit that many readers may fall by the wayside. But those who loved the inspired legerdemain of Prieto's debut should not miss it."
Another Nabokovian puzzle shrouded in carefully maintained ambiguity, from the acclaimed author of the Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire (1999). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"It's as if Thomas Pynchon, Graham Greene, and Milan Kundera had collaborated with Nabokov on a script for Woody Allen."
Vladimir Nabokov, wherever he is now, is either chuckling uncontrollably or purple with indignation over this delightfully tricky first novel by a young Cuban writer. Read full book review >

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MIGRANT by José Manuel Mateo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Breathtaking. (author and illustrator notes) (Picture book. 6-12)"
A family's arduous journey from a farm in Mexico to a crowded dwelling in Los Angeles unfolds, literally, as a ribbon is untied and accordion-style pages open to reveal one continuous, aesthetically astonishing scene. Read full book review >

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Blood and Ash by Manuel Perez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"A hearty introduction to a world of magic and its equally enchanting inhabitants."
An MIT student with untapped power may play an essential role in a centurieslong war between otherworldly coalitions in this debut supernatural fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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AS TIME WENT BY by José Sanabria
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"A lovely, rich book to spend time with. (Picture book. 4-8)"
South American artist Sanabria offers a picture book about a ship and so much more. Read full book review >

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TROPICAL NIGHT FALLIN by Manuel Puig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An extraordinary novel from a very special writer."
Puig, who died last year, could have titled his collected fiction Codependency Forever! Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF GATO GUERRERO by Manuel Ramos
Released: May 16, 1994

"The evil and retribution are distributed with a hand so generous it smacks of second-novel blues, though Ramos miraculously ties up more loose ends than you'd ever have imagined."
Everybody's looking for Felix (the Cat) Guerrero. Read full book review >

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Columbus by Manuel Rosa
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An enthralling, if ultimately unconvincing, hypothesis for the origins and motivations of Columbus."
Rosa offers an alternative portrait of Christopher Columbus in this debut work of historical revisionism. Read full book review >

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THE REGIONAL OFFICE IS UNDER ATTACK! by Manuel Gonzales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A surprisingly erudite bit of sci-fi that throws in everything but the kitchen sink."
A clash of swords, spells, and wills erupts in an upper Manhattan office building under assault by well-armed mercenaries. Read full book review >

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BLUES FOR THE BUFFALO by Manuel Ramos
Released: May 16, 1997

Rachel Espinoza is missing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Absorbing history—but, with the jargon of academic sociology, an arduous read."
Far-reaching analysis by the author of the Information Age trilogy (The Rise of the Network Society, not reviewed, etc.) of the Internet's birth and its impact on a range of human activities, including business, social relationships, and politics. Read full book review >