Galindez by Manuel Vazquez Montalban

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In the 1980s, an American Ph.D. candidate uncovers new facts about the 1956 kidnapping, torture, and murder of Jesus de Gali+a7ndez, a Basque refugee and critic of the Domincan Republic's Trujillo regime.
 

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Born in Barcelona in 1939, MANUEL VÁZQUEZ MONTALBÁN (1939-2003) was a member of Partit Socialista Unificat de Catalunya (PSUC), and was jailed by the Franco government for four years for supporting a miners' strike. A columnist for Madrid's El País, as well as a prolific poet, playwright, and essayist, Vázquez Montalbán was also a well-known gourmand who wrote often about food. The nineteen novels in his Pepe Carvalho series have won international acclaim, including the Planeta prize (1979) and the International Grand Prix de Littérature Policière (1981), both for Southern Seas. He died in 2003 in Thailand, on his way home to Barcelona.NICK CAISTOR'S translations from the Spanish and the Portuguese include works by José Saramago and Paulo Coelho, and he is the author of Che Guevara: A Life.
 
Published July 17, 1992 by Atheneum / Macmillan. 343 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This highly ambitious political thriller from Spain suffers from a confusing plot and poorly developed characters who often seem mere mouthpieces for pointed criticism of U.S. foreign policy.

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