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Captain of the Sleepers

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From the author of The Last Night I Spent With You comes "a captivating tale of love, politics, and death" (The Charlotte Observer)

 

For fifty years, Andrés Yasin has carried a grudge against J. T. Bunker. Now eighty-three-years-old and dying, Bunker wants to tell his side of the story, the story of his affair with Estela, Andrés's mother. As a child Andrés knew Bunker as the "Captain of the Sleepers"--so called because he transported back to Vieques those who had died on the mainland but wished to be buried at home. But what really happened between Bunker and Estela, and between Estela and her one true love, a leader of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Movement? What did Andrés witness, and what were the real circumstances of his mother's mysterious death?

 

Beautifully translated by Edith Grossman, Captain of the Sleepers is a startling tale of remembrance and reality, and Mayra Montero's finest book yet.

Synopsis:

From the author of The Last Night I Spent With You comes a captivating tale of love, politics, and death (The Charlotte Observer)

For fifty years, Andres Yasin has carried a grudge against J. T. Bunker. Now eighty-three-years-old and dying, Bunker wants to tell his side of the story, the story of his affair with Estela, Andres's mother. As a child Andres knew Bunker as the Captain of the Sleepers--so called because he transported back to Vieques those who had died on the mainland but wished to be buried at home. But what really happened between Bunker and Estela, and between Estela and her one true love, a leader of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Movement? What did Andres witness, and what were the real circumstances of his mother's mysterious death?

Beautifully translated by Edith Grossman, Captain of the Sleepers is a startling tale of remembrance and reality, and Mayra Montero's finest book yet.

About the Author

Mayra Montero is the author of seven novels, including Deep Purple, and a collection of short stories. She lives in Puerto Rico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312425432
Author:
Montero, Mayra
Publisher:
Picador USA
Translator:
Grossman, Edith
Author:
Grossman, Edith
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Action
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.436 in

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Product details 192 pages Picador USA - English 9780312425432 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the author of The Last Night I Spent With You comes a captivating tale of love, politics, and death (The Charlotte Observer)

For fifty years, Andres Yasin has carried a grudge against J. T. Bunker. Now eighty-three-years-old and dying, Bunker wants to tell his side of the story, the story of his affair with Estela, Andres's mother. As a child Andres knew Bunker as the Captain of the Sleepers--so called because he transported back to Vieques those who had died on the mainland but wished to be buried at home. But what really happened between Bunker and Estela, and between Estela and her one true love, a leader of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Movement? What did Andres witness, and what were the real circumstances of his mother's mysterious death?

Beautifully translated by Edith Grossman, Captain of the Sleepers is a startling tale of remembrance and reality, and Mayra Montero's finest book yet.

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