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Almost Never (Paperback)

Author:  Daniel/ Silver Sada Translator:  Katherine Silver
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1555976093
ISBN-13: 9781555976095
Sku: 222997511
Publish Date: 4/10/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  330
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From the Publisher:
?Of my generation I most admire Daniel Sada, whose writing project seems to me the most daring.? ?Roberto Bolaño||
This Rabelaisian tale of lust and longing in the drier precincts of postwar Mexico introduces one of Latin America's most admired writers to the English-speaking world. ||Demetrio Sordo is an agronomist who passes his days in a dull but remunerative job at a ranch near Oaxaca. It is 1945, World War II has just ended, but those bloody events have had no impact on a country that is only on the cusp of industrializing. One day, more bored than usual, Demetrio visits a bordello in search of a libidinous solution to his malaise. There he begins an all-consuming and, all things considered, perfectly satisfying relationship with a prostitute named Mireya. ||A letter from his mother interrupts Demetrio's debauched idyll: she asks him to return home to northern Mexico to accompany her to a wedding in a small town on the edge of the desert. Much to his mother's delight, he meets the beautiful and virginal Renata and quickly falls in love?a most proper kind of love. ||Back in Oaxaca, Demetrio is torn, the poor cad. Naturally he tries to maintain both relationships, continuing to frolic with Mireya and beginning a chaste correspondence with Renata. But Mireya has problems of her own?boredom is not among them?and concocts a story that she hopes will help her escape from the bordello and compel Demetrio to marry her. Almost Never is a brilliant send-up of Latin American machismo that also evokes a Mexico on the verge of dramatic change.
 
 
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Selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Reviews for its list of 100 Notable Books of 2012.

Praise

"Sada creates a fascinatingly eccentric cast of characters and manipulates them with skill." 02/13/2012

"Sada writes lustily and with comic brio about Demetrio's dilemma-but this is definitely not a book for the kiddies." 03/01/2012

"What's new is the voice, and Sada's glorious style. . . . It's impossible not to be swept along by Sada's manic language [and] Cervantean plot twists. . . . " - Rachel Nolan 04/22/2012

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Product attributePublisher:   Graywolf Press
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