translation: Gregory Nipper
978-1-60486-407-6 (EPUB), 978-1-60486-408-3 (MOBI)
epub 1.8 MB
mobi 0.2 MB
published: 07 / 2010
price: 8.60 euros
VAT: 24 %
Calling All Heroes: A Manual for Taking Power
By Taibo II Paco Ignacio
Taibo's writing is witty, provocative, finely nuanced and well worth the challenge.
I am his number one fan...I can always lose myself in one of his novels because of their intelligence and humor. My secret wish is to become one of the characters in his fiction, all of them drawn from the wit and wisdom of popular imagination. Yet make no mistake, Paco Taibo-sociologist and historian-is recovering the political history of Mexico to offer a vital, compelling vision of our reality.
Laura Esquivel, author of Like Water for Chocolate
The real enchantment of Mr. Taibo's storytelling lies in the wild and melancholy tangle of life he sees everywhere.
New York Times Book Review
It doesn't matter what happens. Taibo's novels constitute an absurdist manifesto. No matter how oppressive a government, no matter how strict the limitations of life, we all have our imaginations, our inventiveness, our ability to liven up lonely apartments with a couple of quacking ducks. If you don't have anything left, oppressors can't take anything away.
Washington Post Book World