Search Results: "Manuel Pérez Subirana"


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LOSING IS WHAT MATTERS by Manuel Pérez Subirana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2016

"A wonderfully written portrait of a man who must lose everything before he can be free."
A Spanish lawyer's life falls apart in the days after he's dumped by his woman. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CLIENT OF LUIS MONTEZ by Manuel Ramos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 1996

"Ramos trades the intensity of Luis's first two cases (The Ballad of Gato Guerrero, 1994, etc.) for nonstop, pleasantly incredible action."
It's a great day for Denver attorney Luis Montez when his well-connected client Jimmy Esch, charged with cocaine possession, walks on a technicality—arresting officer Thomas Strayhorn changes his account of the bust on the stand—and Luis, still recovering from his secretary/lover Evangelina's defection, lets Jimmy's sister Lisa talk him into bed. 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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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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A MATTER OF ROSES by David Manuel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"An overstuffed debut with something for everyone, and thus guaranteed to please no one."
Years and years ago—and newcomer Manuel's leaden exposition doesn—t spare a single year—Andrew Doane loved Laurel Winslow, and MacArthur Curtis loved Sarah Hillman. Read full book review >

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THE MINIATURE WIFE by Manuel Gonzales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Delightfully eerie tales from the dark side."
Imaginative stories elevated by creative renderings of tropes from genre fiction. Read full book review >

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Released: July 23, 1993

"A thickly atmospheric first novel—with just enough mystery to hold together a powerfully elegiac memoir of the heady early days of Chicano activism."
Twenty years after four Chicano campus activists were attacked by a masked gang along a lonely road outside town and their leader, Rocky Ruiz, was shot down, the survivors begin to feel the heat. Read full book review >

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GEOGRAPHIES OF HOME by Loida Maritza Pérez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"This exasperatingly awkward debut does, nevertheless, show a vigorous imagination at work, and raises hopes that PÇrez can do a lot better."
Heavy doses of melodrama and a penchant for overexplaining its characters' experiences blunt the impact of this ambitious first novel about a Dominican American family struggling to survive—and rapidly falling apart—in contemporary New York City. 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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THE FAITH HEALER OF OLIVE AVENUE by Manuel Munoz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2007

"Fine storytelling that achieves universality while remaining rooted in a particular time and place."
Love troubles roil the lives of Mexican-Americans in ten superbly grounded stories. Read full book review >