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Death in Veracruz by Hector Aguilar Camín

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Marks the long-awaited arrival—in English—of a masterful voice in Mexican and noir fiction
 
Death in Veracruz is a gritty and atmospheric noir centered on the so-called oil wars of the late 1970s, which pitted the extremely powerful and corrupt government-owned oil cartel against the agrarian landowners in the Tabasco region of Southern Mexico. This novel, translated for the first time in English since its publication 30 years ago, concerns a journalist who investigates the death of a colleague and friend Rojano in a bizarre shooting incident that takes place in a small rural village, and who finds himself up against crooked police and petty government officials bought by the oil conglomerate. But, as he gets deeper and deeper into this Mexican Heart of Darkness, he finds Rojano was not all he seemed, and neither was his widow with whom he falls into a doomed affair. Death in Veracruz.

  • ISBN: 9781936182947 |
  • Hardcover: 212 pages |
  • Publisher: Schaffner Press, Inc. |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook