Christopher Unborn [NOOK Book]

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This inspired novel is narrated by the as yet unborn first child to be born on October 12, 1992, the five hundredth anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America; his conception and birth bracket the novel. Christopher Unborn is a playfully savage masterpiece from Carlos Fuentes.

In a Mexico of the future, all the worst possibilities for the country have become reality. The book's...

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Christopher Unborn

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Overview


This inspired novel is narrated by the as yet unborn first child to be born on October 12, 1992, the five hundredth anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America; his conception and birth bracket the novel. Christopher Unborn is a playfully savage masterpiece from Carlos Fuentes.

In a Mexico of the future, all the worst possibilities for the country have become reality. The book's narrator is the unborn Christopher, whose conception and birth bracket the novel.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An omniscient fetus of a narrator, conceived to be born on the 500th anniversary of the European discovery of America, tells of a highly diminished Yucatan has been sold to Club Mediterranee, highly polluted Mexico and, using ``nearly every stylistic device known to modern fictionists,'' observes his parents, uncles, maiden aunts, national leaders, tourists, rock musicians, and recounts outrageous incidents past and present that defy summarization. ``Though witty, erudite and incisive, Fuentes cannot overcome the storytelling obstacle he has willfully set up,'' noted PW. Oct.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466840096
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 532
  • Sales rank: 1,132,333
  • File size: 915 KB

Meet the Author


Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was one of the most influential and celebrated voices in Latin American literature. He was the author of 24 novels, including Aura, The Death of Artemio Cruz, The Old Gringo and Terra Nostra, and also wrote numerous plays, short stories, and essays. He received the 1987 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor.
Fuentes was born in Panama City, the son of Mexican parents, and moved to Mexico as a teenager. He served as an ambassador to England and France, and taught at universities including Harvard, Princeton, Brown and Columbia. He died in Mexico City in 2012.
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