Tintin Meets the Dragon Queen in The Return of the Maya to Manhattan

Tintin Meets the Dragon Queen in The Return of the Maya to Manhattan

by Alain Arias-Misson


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The narrator and a select team of real-life friends, eminent Spanish philosopher, Ignacio Gomez de Liaño, German shamanic artist/poet, Carlfriedrich Claus, Dada erudite, Parisian Marc Dachy and the sophisticated American novelist, Wal­ter Abish, along with assorted cartoon figures, Tintin and Captain Haddock, investigate bizarre sightings of historic Maya personages and the apparition of ghostly Maya pyramids in the streets of Manhattan. They discover that the bloodcurdling Dragon Queen and her marauding, illegitimate, campy son and S&M mate, Smoking Rabbit, who introduced bloody "axe" warfare in the Petén Penin­sula in the seventh century, are pushing through the time-boundaries of ancient Tikal. The legends and exploits of the latter are bizarrely paralleled in the marital mayhem of the dysfunctional New York couple, Augustus and his (maternal) spouse. Their risky voyage into the past climaxes with the deadly Maya ball-game, pok-a-tok, in which the captain of the losing team-loses his head! And the narrator's romance with a Maya princess is doomed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615865386
Publication date: 09/15/2013
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Alain Arias-Misson's nomadic character has brought him to live and work in the U.S., Belgium, North Africa, Spain, Italy, France and Central America. He currently lives in Paris and Venice. He has published six novels and four art books, and his stories have appeared in many publications such as Partisan Review, Paris Review, Brooklyn Rail, Fiction International, Evergreen and Black Scat Review. His "literal objects" have been shown in museums and galleries around the world and his "public poems" enacted in the streets of a score of cities. His novel, Theatre of Incest (Dalkey Press) is currently being published in France.

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