Sudden Death: A Novel

Sudden Death: A Novel

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ISBN-13: 9780735213449
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 470,352
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Álvaro Enrigue was a Cullman Center Fellow and a Fellow at the Princeton University Program in Latin American Studies. He has taught at New York University, Princeton University, the University of Maryland, and Columbia University. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, The White Review, n+1, London Review of Books, El País, among others. This novel—his first translated into English—was awarded the prestigious Herralde Prize in Spain, the Elena Poniatowska International Novel Award in Mexico, and the Barcelona Prize for Fiction, and has been translated into many languages. Enrigue was born in Mexico and lives in New York City.

Natasha Wimmer's translations include The Savage Detectives and 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. She lives in New York City.

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Sudden Death: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DarcysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
This book was bizarre but had me turning the pages to see what would happen next! This book is such an intriguing read. Italian painter Caravaggio and Spanish poet Quevedo have a fierce battle on the court that expands the entire book. In between is some history of the sport of tennis, assassinations, overthrow of the Aztec empire, the beheading of Anne Boleyn, drugs, sex, some present day emails between Álvaro and his editor, and a host of other things. It truly is a mind-bending novel. None of it seems to work together while you are reading, but as you get to the end, everything just pulls together. Honestly, HOW DO YOU DO THAT. IT’S BRILLIANT. "The sole duty of a writer is to minister to his readers: to liberate them from inexactitude out of respect for the mysterious and touching pact of loyalty that they make with books." This book takes you on a trip. I honestly don’t know what to make of it. All I know is that I throughly enjoyed this book and it’s bizarre nature. If you want something completely different to read, you should check this book out. "But the only real things in a novel are the sequence of letters, words, and sentences that make it up, and the paper on which they’re printed."
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