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The Brothers Corona (Americas)


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A modern-day picaresque novel by one of Mexicos best


The Brothers Corona is a novel that reads like a Sam Shepard story made into a Wim Wenders road movie. It is the first Mexican detective novel that reflects rural Mexican life and culture, showcasing the splendor of its customs and traditions.

            The novel unfolds as two revolving stories that eventually intertwine into one. The first is the story of Abel Corona and his three brothers, who are involved in a nasty feud with the neighboring Alcaraz family. The second story focuses on the journey that Abel  undertakes to search for his girlfriend by catching a ride from a truck driver who is involved in the drug trade. When he steals money from the driver, Abel starts fearing for his life. Then his brother Ismael is found dead, and Abel is confronted with an old family feud: a fight over land ending in death. Is he being lured into a trap to fall victim to revenge?

            Portraying ranch life across the great expanse of northern and western Mexico, Guedea dazzles the reader with numerous subplot lines and sequences of Abels journey. The novel doesnt hold back, and its inventive, honest, and often beautifully brutal.

About the Author

Rogelio Guedea is considered one of Mexicos most important authors. He studied law and literature in Mexico and Spain and has received numerous prizes for his writing, including the highly respected Premio Adonáis de Poesía. He currently lectures at the University of Otago in New Zealand.


Peter Broad recently retired from forty-two years of teaching Spanish. He has permanent certification from the American Translators Association as a Spanish-English translator.

Product Details

Guedea, Rogelio
Texas Tech University Press
Broad, Peter
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The Americas Series
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9 x 5.5 in

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