Sudden Death: A Novel

ISBN9780735213449
PublisherRiverhead Books
Published2014/02/07
Pages272
AuthorÁlvaro Enrigue
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Sudden Death: A Novel

Álvaro Enrigue

PAPERBACK

2014/02/07

The poet and the painter battle it out in Rome before a crowd that includes Galileo, Mary Magdalene, and a generation of popes who would throw the world into flames. In England, Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII execute Anne Boleyn, and her crafty executioner transforms her legendary locks into those most-sought-after tennis balls. Across the ocean in Mexico, the last Aztec emperors play their own games, as the conquistador Hernán Cortés and his Mayan translator and lover, La Malinche, scheme and conquer, fight and f**k, not knowing that their domestic comedy will change the course of history. In a remote Mexican colony a bishop reads Thomas More’s Utopia and thinks that it’s a manual instead of a parody. And in today’s New York City, a man searches for answers to impossible questions, for a book that is both an archive and an oracle.

Álvaro Enrigue’s mind-bending story features assassinations and executions, hallucinogenic mushrooms, bawdy criminals, carnal liaisons and papal schemes, artistic and religious revolutions, love and war. A blazingly original voice and a postmodern visionary, Enrigue tells the grand adventure of the dawn of the modern era, breaking down traditions and upending expectations, in this bold, powerful gut-punch of a novel. 

Sudden Death: A Novel

Álvaro Enrigue

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ISBN9780735213449
PublisherRiverhead Books
Published2014/02/07
Pages272
AuthorÁlvaro Enrigue
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Synopsis

The poet and the painter battle it out in Rome before a crowd that includes Galileo, Mary Magdalene, and a generation of popes who would throw the world into flames. In England, Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII execute Anne Boleyn, and her crafty executioner transforms her legendary locks into those most-sought-after tennis balls. Across the ocean in Mexico, the last Aztec emperors play their own games, as the conquistador Hernán Cortés and his Mayan translator and lover, La Malinche, scheme and conquer, fight and f**k, not knowing that their domestic comedy will change the course of history. In a remote Mexican colony a bishop reads Thomas More’s Utopia and thinks that it’s a manual instead of a parody. And in today’s New York City, a man searches for answers to impossible questions, for a book that is both an archive and an oracle.

Álvaro Enrigue’s mind-bending story features assassinations and executions, hallucinogenic mushrooms, bawdy criminals, carnal liaisons and papal schemes, artistic and religious revolutions, love and war. A blazingly original voice and a postmodern visionary, Enrigue tells the grand adventure of the dawn of the modern era, breaking down traditions and upending expectations, in this bold, powerful gut-punch of a novel. 

Editorial Reviews

“Brainspinning.”

– Marlon James, Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings

"[A] novel without boundaries."

– O, the Oprah Magazine

"Brilliantly original. The best new novel I've read this year."

– Salman Rushdie