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- DescriptionThe Soviet biologist Irina Granina has experienced the worst of Communism, struggling to free her husband from the gulag for years. Following the rise of Gorbachev, her husband finally emerges a changed man, but then Irina is forced to witness the worst of capitalism, as her daughter disappears into the new consumer society and she loses her husband again, this time to greed and a lust for power. In the West, Jennifer Moore, a wealthy American, takes a high-ranking job at the IMF, hoping to bring the free market ecomy to all, whilst dealing with her philandering husband.
- Author BiographyJorge Volpi is the author of nine novels, including In Search of Klingsor, for which he won the Spanish Premio Biblioteca Breve prize and the French Deux-Oceans-Grizane-Cavour Prize. Volpi is one of the founders of the Crack groupa prestigious Mexican literary movement. Alfred MacAdam is a professor of Latin American literature at Barnard College and the translator of novels by Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, Jose Donoso, Juan Carlos Onetii, and Julio Cortazar, among others.
- Author(s)Jorge Volpi
- PublisherOpen Letter
- Date of Publication20/10/2009
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationRochester, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOpen Letter
- Weight510 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine25 mm
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