The Mongolian Conspiracy

Rafael Bernal (Author) Katherine Silver (Translator)
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Description

Only a couple of days before the state visit of the President of the United States, Filiberto García -- an impeccably groomed "gun for hire," ex-Mexican revolutionary, and classic anti-hero -- is recruited by the Mexican police to discover how much truth there might be to KGB and FBI reports of a Chinese-Mongolian plot to assassinate the Soviet and American presidents during the unveiling of a statue.

García kills various bad guys as he searches for clues in the opium dens, curio shops, and Cantonese restaurants of Mexico City's Chinatown -- clues that appear to point not to Mongolia, but to Cuba. Yet as the bodies pile up, he begins to find traces of slimy political dealings: are local gears grinding away in these machinations of an "international incident"? Pulsating behind the smokescreen of this classic noir are fierce curses, a shockingly innocent affair, smoldering dialog, and unforgettable riffs about the meaning of life, the Mexican Revolution, women, and the best gun to use for close-range killing.

Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
November 25, 2013
Pages
219
Dimensions
5.21 X 0.65 X 8.06 inches | 0.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811220668
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About the Author

Rafael Bernal (1915-1972) was the author of many novels and plays. El Complot Mongol (1969) is regarded as his masterpiece.
Katherine Silver is an award-winning literary translator and the codirector of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC). Her translations include works by Cesar Aira, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Jose Emilio Pacheco, Elena Poniatowska, Jorge Franco, and Martin Adan, among others.
Francisco Goldman is a professor of English at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and the acclaimed author of several books, including Say Her Name, The Long Night of White Chickens, and The Ordinary Seaman.

Reviews

The best fucking novel ever written about Mexico City.--Francisco Goldman
As in the pulp novels of yesteryear, through sparse narrative details and fast-paced dialogue, Filisberto endears himself to the reader as that street-hardened detective who can just never shake his sense of justice. In the tradition of the classic detective novel, a fun and action-filled read.