Synopses & Reviews
Adam Gorozpe, a respected businessman in Mexico, has a life so perfect that he might as well be his namesake in the Garden of Eden - but there are snakes in this Eden too. For one thing, Adam's wife Priscila has fallen in love with the brash director of national security - also named Adam. Another unlikely snake is the little Boy-God who's started preaching in the street wearing a white tunic and stick-on wings, inspiring Adam's brother-in-law to give up his job to follow this junior deity and implore Adam to do the same. Even Elle, Adam's mistress, thinks the boy is important to their salvation - especially now that it seems the other Adam has put out a contract on Adam Gorozpe.
Starred Review. "Fuentes does not cease to amaze. This latest work is an uproariously comic novel that deals head on with many of the gravest issues of 21st-century Mexico... The reader marvels throughout that the author of this fiercely perspicacious and laugh-out-loud funny novel is in his eighties: Fuentes's familiar wit and breadth of experience are here in spades, but he also packs a high-velocity edginess worthy of a writer a third his age." - Library Journal
The last novel from Mexico's most celebrated author is a wise, comic story of political intrigue.
About the Author
Carlos Fuentes Macias was a Mexican novelist and essayist. Among his works are The Death of Artemio Cruz, Aura, The Old Gringo, and Christopher Unborn. In his obituary, the New York Times described him as ""one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world,"" while The Guardian called him ""Mexico's most celebrated novelist."" His many literary honors include the Miguel de Cervantes Prize as well as Mexico's highest award, the Belisario Dominguez Medal of Honor.
Winner of the prestigious Audie Award, veteran actor Robert Fass is equally at home in a wide variety of styles, genres, characters, and dialects. Robert also earned an Earphones Award for his narration of Say Her Name, named one of the Best Audiobooks of 2011 by AudioFile. He has given voice to modern and classic fiction writers alike, including Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and John Steinbeck, plus nonfiction works in history, health, journalism, and business.