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Hydra Head
     

Hydra Head

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by Carlos Fuentes
 

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Carlos Fuentes, Mexico's leading novelist, author of The Old Gringo, Terra Nostra and The Death of Artemio Cruz, has produced what is probably the first Third World spy thriller, an action-filled, quick-paced novel of intrigue as contemporary as a headline. The Hydra Head has a constant political reality as backdrop: the permanent

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Carlos Fuentes, Mexico's leading novelist, author of The Old Gringo, Terra Nostra and The Death of Artemio Cruz, has produced what is probably the first Third World spy thriller, an action-filled, quick-paced novel of intrigue as contemporary as a headline. The Hydra Head has a constant political reality as backdrop: the permanent tension in the Middle East and the vast new oil resources of Mexico, the setting for a brilliant attempt to portray the diversity of one man's experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466840133
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
05/14/2013
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
441 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 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.


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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The Hydra Head 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*flies in* Yo sis!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Ok."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
/I-I think so./
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got to my mountain~andrea
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Twirls water on everyone forceing them t fall and drown WAHAAAHAHA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Held out his hand and a ball of fire and lightning mixed together blasts at the hydra