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The Eagle's Throne: A Novel

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Publisher Comments:

Here is a true literary event–the long-awaited new novel by Carlos Fuentes, one of the world’s great writers. By turns a tragedy and a farce, an acidic black comedy and an indictment of modern politics, The Eagle’s Throne is a seriously entertaining and perceptive story of international intrigue, sexual deception, naked ambition, and treacherous betrayal.

In the near future, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Mexico’s idealistic president has dared to vote against the U.S. occupation of Colombia and Washington’s refusal to pay OPEC prices for oil. Retaliation is swift. Concocting a “glitch” in a Florida satellite, America’s president cuts Mexico’s communications systems–no phones, faxes, or e-mails–and plunges the country into an administrative nightmare of colossal proportions.

Now, despite the motto that “a Mexican politician never puts anything in writing,” people have no choice but to communicate through letters, which Fuentes crafts with a keen understanding of man’s motives and desires. As the blizzard of activity grows more and more complex, political adversaries come out to prey. The ineffectual president, his scheming cabinet secretary, a thuggish and ruthless police chief, and an unscrupulous, sensual kingmaker are just a few of the fascinating characters maneuvering and jockeying for position to achieve the power they all so desperately crave.

Synopsis:

In a near future Mexico, a turbulent country teetering on the very edge of utter chaos and anarchy in which all communications with the outside world have been cut off, political adversaries on all sides--an ambitious president, his scheming cabinet secretary, an unscrupulous sexual diva, and others--compete for power. 20,000 first printing.

About the Author

Carlos Fuentes is the author of more than twenty books, including This I Believe, The Death of Artemio Cruz, and The Old Gringo. He served as Mexico’s ambassador to France from 1975 to 1977. He has received many awards and honors, including the Rómulo Gallegos Prize, the National Prize in Literature (Mexico’s highest literary award), the Cervantes Prize, and the inaugural Latin Civilization Award. He has also been the recipient of France’s Legion of Honor medal, Italy’s Grinzane Cavour Award, Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award, and Brazil’s Order of the Southern Cross. His work has appeared in The Nation, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and The Washington Post Book World. He currently divides his time between Mexico City and London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307432162
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House
Translator:
Cordero, Kristina
Author:
Fuentes, Carlos
Author:
Cordero, Kristina
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060516
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Adventure
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Technothrillers

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Product details 336 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307432162 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a near future Mexico, a turbulent country teetering on the very edge of utter chaos and anarchy in which all communications with the outside world have been cut off, political adversaries on all sides--an ambitious president, his scheming cabinet secretary, an unscrupulous sexual diva, and others--compete for power. 20,000 first printing.
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