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Living by their wits in the steamy slums of Bahia, a gang of orphans and runaways, led by fifteen-year-old "Bullet," spend their time stealing from Brazil's rich and privilaged until public outcry demands their capture.
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Renowned as a master of magical realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has long delighted readers around the world with his exquisitely crafted prose. Brimming with unforgettable characters and set in exotic locales, his fiction transports readers to a world that is at once fanciful, haunting, and real.
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Collected Stories

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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These twenty-six stories, published in English in the collections 'No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories,' 'Leaf Storm and Other Stories,' and 'InnocentErendira and Other Stories,' are published here in one volume in the chronological order of their original publication from the three volumes 'Eyes of the Blue Dog,' 'Big Mama's Funeral,' and 'The Incredible and Sad Tale ofInnocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother.' From the Nobel Prize-winning author of the universally acclaimed Ur-novel of Latin American magical realism, 'One Hundred Years of Solitude.' 343p.
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First published in English in 1974. This haunting novel of power, corruption, and the complex search for identity takes place in 1950s Peru during the dictatorship of Manuel A. Odria. Over beers and a sea of freely spoken words, the conversation flows between two individuals, Santiago and Ambrosia, who talk of their tormented lives and of the overall degradation and frustration that has slowly taken over their town. Agroundbreaking novel that undertakes to explore the role of a citizen and how a lack of personal freedom can forever scar a people and a nation. 601p.
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Determined to regain the land her late husband had bequeathed to his illegitimate mulatto son, Do±ß InTs, the matriarch of a wealthy, eighteenth-century Caracas family, continues her quest, even after her death in 1780, over the course of two centuries of Venezuelan history. Reprint.
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Green House

By Mario Vargas Llosa

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The Peruvian novelist's classic early novel takes place in a Peruvian town, situated between desert & jungle, which is torn by boredom & lust. Don Anselmo, a stranger in a black coat, builds a brothel onthe outskirts of the town while he charms its innocent people, setting in motion a chain reaction with extraordinary consequences. This brothel, called the Green House, brings together the innocent & the corrupt: Bonificia, a young Indian girl saved by the nuns only to become a prostitute; Father Garcia, struggling for the church; and four best friends drawn to both excitement & escape. It is a world existing between savagery & civilization. 405p.
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Hopscotch

By Julio Cortazar

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Horacio Oliveria is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves 'the Club.' A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. The novel consists of many 'books', and comes with instructions for the (suggested) order of their reading. One of the most celebrated novels of 20th-century Latin American fiction. 564p.
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A Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of the Year for 2005.Gregory Rabassa's influence as a translator is tremendous. His translations of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch have helped make these some of the the most widely read and respected works in world literature. (Garcia Marquez was known to say that the English translation of One Hundred Years was better than the Spanish original.) In If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents, Rabassa offers a cool- headed and humorous defense of translation, laying out his views on the translator's art. Anecdotal and always illuminating, Rabassa traces his career from a boyhood on a New Hampshire farm, his school days "collecting" languages, the two and a half years he spent overseas during WWII, and his South American travels, until one day "I signed a contract to do my first translation of a long work [Cortazar's Hopscotch] for a commercial publisher." Additionally, Rabassa offers us his "rap sheet," a consideration of the various authors and the over 40 works he has translated. This long-awaited memoir is a joy to read, an instrumental guide to translating, and a look at the life of one of its great practitioners.
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This openly political novel poses the people of the land against the forces of oppression in a story of a Colombian river town possessed by evil. 183p. Pap.
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This collection of fiction by the Nobel Prize for Literature laureate (1982), representing some of the author's earlier work, includes short stories and a novella, The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother, in which a young girl who dreams of freedom cannot escape the reach of her vicious and avaricious grandmother. 183p.
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Contents include, in addition to the title story: The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World; A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings; Blacaman the Good, Vendor of Miracles; The Last Voyage of the GhostShip; Monologue of Isabel Watching It Rain in Macondo; Nabo. 146p.
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Marks of Identity

By Juan Goytisolo

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"This luxurious translation of a Spanish tour de force, about the return of an exile to his native Barcelona after the Spanish Civil War, should captivate those who prize the elegant lyricism and complexity of Latin American fiction"—Publishers WeeklyMarks of Identity is the first volume of Goytisolo’s great trilogy which includes Count Julian and Juan the Landless. It is an affirmation of the ability of the individual to survive the political tyrannies of our times.
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In this provocatively mysterious and surreal work, the progenitor of Magical Realism imagines and creates the history of the Buendia family of the village of Macondo. This unsurpassable work of fiction is an exhilarating reading experience, transforming in its scope, passionate in its vision. In a very fine Everyman's Library edition. 416p.
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The War of the Saints

By Jorge Amado

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A statue of Saint Barbara comes to life in order to help Manela, a beautiful girl involved in a forbidden love with a taxi driver
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