Where the Air Is Clear by Carlos Fuentes
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My name is Ixca Cienfuegos.  I was born and I live in Mexico City.  Which is not so grave: in Mexico City there is never tragedy but only outrage.  Thus begins Carlos Fuentes's first novel, unfolding a panorama in which many people's lives depend on the fact that they live in today's Mexico City, where the air is clear and yet filled with the old gods and devils still struggling to overcome the new, where a long and bloody revolution is still being fought and paid for in flesh.  The vividness of Fuentes's characters and the country that is theirs has made many critics claim this as his best novel.  It is unquestionably among the finest works of literature to be produced in the Western Hemisphere.

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The author of more than a dozen novels and story collections, Carlos Fuentes is Mexico's most celebrated novelist and critic. He has received numerous honors and awards throughout his lifetime, including the Miguel de Cervantes Prize and the Latin Literary Prize. Included among his books are Terra Nostra, Where the Air Is Clear, and Distant Relations. Alejandro Branger is a writer and filmmaker. He lives in New York City. Ethan Shaskan Bumas wrote the story collection The Price of Tea in China, which was a finalist for PEN America West Fiction Book of the Year. He teaches at New Jersey City University.
Published May 14, 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 356 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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He traces the complicated sources of the uprising, shifting in time from the implicit beginning of Revolution to the recent past in which the heirs of rebellion either compromise or go under -- but with a sun-drenched extravagance of emotion -- "if Mexicans do not save themselves, not a single ma...

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