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This is an auction for two books by CARLOS FUENTES.

They are:

* THE OLD GRINGO

and

* DISTANT RELATIONS

Reviews of THE OLD GRINGO:

“Clues scattered through this novel gradually reveal the identity of the title character, an aging American writer who disappeared in revolutionary Mexico in 1913. Fuentes has made clever fictional use of an actual literary mystery. This is a novel to be savored; it deserves more than a single reading.”
- Library Journal (US)

“The old gringo of the title is Ambrose Bierce, the Ameican journalist and writer who disappeared in the Mexican dust. Bierce went to Mexico to die, Fuentes speculates, because he could not bear to reflect on the pain and sacrifices his sanctimonious moral rectitude had caused his family. He joins the troops of the young revolutionary Tomas Arroyo, one of Villa's generals. Both the old gringo and the young revolutionary fall in love with Harriet Winslow, an American who had come to Mexico as teacher for the children on a hacienda which no longer exists, having been burned by the revolutionaries. Fuentes examines the borders between men and women, dreams and reality, Mexico and the U.S. Doomed never to understand each other, the two men inevitably die as they cross the frontier of their differences. In this fine novel, Fuentes remains, as usual, wisely suspicious of both American politics and those of the Revolution.”
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

These are paperbacks in good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect these books from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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