Some Clouds – Taibo, Paco Ignacio

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ISBN: 067083825X

Title: Some Clouds

Author: Taibo, Paco Ignacio

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: F

Comments: Tight copy. Remainder mark on bottom edge.

Synopsis: Praise for Some Clouds… “The real enchantment of Mr. Taibo’s storytelling art lies in the ‘wild and melancholy’ tango of life he sees everywhere.” – New York Times Book Review “A vibrant, pulsating, and often poetic tale [with] a subtle power that belies its size.” – Booklist

Mexico City detective Hector Belascoaren Shayne is summoned home from vacation by his sister, whose childhood friend Anita has been raped and nearly killed by unknown assailants. Hector discovers that Anita, recently married into the wealthy Costa family, has just seen her husband and his two brothers systematically murdered. Now, if she can stay alive long enough to receive it, Anita stands in line to receive a legacy of some 200 million pesos. During his investigation, Hector trades stories with a novelist who is writing a crime novel based upon the recent murder of fourteen narcotraficantes and has traced the crime directly back to Judicial Police Commander Saavedra. How a detective can operate in a society in which the social and political institutions designed to protect the people are hopelessly corrupt? Paco Ignacio Taibo II has lived in Mexico City since 1958 when his family fled from Spain to escape the fascist dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Considered the founder of the neopolitical genre in Latin America, more than 500 editions of his 51 books have been published in 29 countries and a dozen languages. His novels featuring Mexican Private Investigator Hector Belascoaren Shayne are among his most popular works.

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ISBN: 067083825X

Title: Some Clouds

Author: Taibo, Paco Ignacio

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: F

Comments: Tight copy. Remainder mark on bottom edge.

Synopsis: Praise for Some Clouds… “The real enchantment of Mr. Taibo’s storytelling art lies in the ‘wild and melancholy’ tango of life he sees everywhere.” – New York Times Book Review “A vibrant, pulsating, and often poetic tale [with] a subtle power that belies its size.” – Booklist

Mexico City detective Hector Belascoaren Shayne is summoned home from vacation by his sister, whose childhood friend Anita has been raped and nearly killed by unknown assailants. Hector discovers that Anita, recently married into the wealthy Costa family, has just seen her husband and his two brothers systematically murdered. Now, if she can stay alive long enough to receive it, Anita stands in line to receive a legacy of some 200 million pesos. During his investigation, Hector trades stories with a novelist who is writing a crime novel based upon the recent murder of fourteen narcotraficantes and has traced the crime directly back to Judicial Police Commander Saavedra. How a detective can operate in a society in which the social and political institutions designed to protect the people are hopelessly corrupt? Paco Ignacio Taibo II has lived in Mexico City since 1958 when his family fled from Spain to escape the fascist dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Considered the founder of the neopolitical genre in Latin America, more than 500 editions of his 51 books have been published in 29 countries and a dozen languages. His novels featuring Mexican Private Investigator Hector Belascoaren Shayne are among his most popular works.

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