La Santa Muerte [NOOK Book]

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Narcotraficantes, políticos, delincuentes, empresarios y policías rinden culto a la Santa Muerte, la imagen de la muerte violenta, para que los proteja de sus enemigos y les otorgue poder, impunidad y dinero. Durante una fiesta fantástica de 24 horas seguidas donde todo está permitido, hay quienes están dispuestos incluso a ofrecer víctimas para que sus deseos se cumplan. En el perro de los niños de la calle, el can pick es narrador y partícipe de la vida airada de estos nuevos olvidados. En la calle de las ...
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La Santa Muerte

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Narcotraficantes, políticos, delincuentes, empresarios y policías rinden culto a la Santa Muerte, la imagen de la muerte violenta, para que los proteja de sus enemigos y les otorgue poder, impunidad y dinero. Durante una fiesta fantástica de 24 horas seguidas donde todo está permitido, hay quienes están dispuestos incluso a ofrecer víctimas para que sus deseos se cumplan. En el perro de los niños de la calle, el can pick es narrador y partícipe de la vida airada de estos nuevos olvidados. En la calle de las vidrieras, un anciano holandés se pasea por el barrio de las mujeres en vitrina de Ámsterdam, deseando contratar los servicios de una rubia despampanante para gozar la última relación carnal de su vida.
Los relatos que integran este volumen –que también incluye inventando el pasado, una condición excepcional y en el país de los diablos—harán que el lector transite por mundos densos, bizarros e inquietantes por su extremo parecido con el mundo que llamamos real, donde a veces el perro que llevamos dentro chilla en un cuarto oscuro y el viejo que dormita en un asilo se niega a que el deseo muera.
Homero Aridjis nos lleva por las sendas tortuosas que crispan el alma en su exploración de los mundos del amor, las mujeres, los perros y la muerte.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9786071113344
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial México
  • Publication date: 1/13/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: RANDOM HOUSE MONDADORI
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 928,755
  • File size: 836 KB

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  • Posted December 12, 2010

    Brilliant stories by one of Latin America's best writers

    The title story, "La Santa Muerte," is the first literary presentation of this cult figure that is worshipped by more than two million people in Mexico. In Mexico the cult of Saint Death is rapidly growing. This female grim reaper, considered a saint by followers but Satanic by the Catholic Church, is worshipped by people whose lives are filled with danger and/or violence: criminals, gang members, transvestites, sick people, drug addicts and families living in rough neighborhoods. This is required reading for anyone who wants to know about the world of Saint Death.
    All the stories in this book are gripping and original, the writing is powerful and original.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2005

    Poor prose

    I was expecting a lot more out of this book. The prose is in general poor. In the second story is hard to understand what the writer proposes. It contains spelling mistakes and takes quotes out from the Iliad and Odissey that are totally out of place since mingles lofty poetry with nearly decadent prose.

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