Overview


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 ...
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Hydra Head

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Overview


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.

An action-filled novel that portrays the diversity of one man's experience against a backdrop of today's political realities. Probably the first Third World spy thriller.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466840133
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,157,606
  • File size: 431 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Ally

    "Ok."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Lexi

    Can the fight be later i have to eat then go to the ymca . I have 5:46 can the battl be at 9:00

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Cyrus

    *flies in* Yo sis!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Aiisha

    /I-I think so./

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Matt

    Held out his hand and a ball of fire and lightning mixed together blasts at the hydra

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    To roy

    Got to my mountain~andrea

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    The backup hydra

    Twirls water on everyone forceing them t fall and drown WAHAAAHAHA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Jiselle

    She walks in

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