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Returning As Shadows

by Taibo, Paco Ignacio II

First American Edition

Price: $35.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: 011922
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: New
  • Jacket condition: New
  • Edition: First American Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0312301561
  • ISBN 13: 9780312301569
  • Publisher: St Martins Press
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 2003
  • Keywords: MEXICO FICTION ESPIONAGE HISTORICAL

New York: St Martins Press, 2003. First American Edition, translated from the Spanish Retornamos como sombras by Ezra E. Fitz. Cloth binding, 455 pp. In 1991, Paco Taibo II wrote The Shadow of a Shadow, a book about four men who meet to play dominos in a hotel bar in Mexico City. The time is 1922, and the men are a motley group - a poet who makes a living writing advertisements for patent medicine, a radical Chinese-Mexican union organizer, a lawyer who represents prostitutes, and a newspaper crime reporter who churns out pages of copy "like links of sausage in a chorizo factory." as the story builds, the crime novel becomes a tale of international intrigue. Returning as Shadows revisits these men nearly twenty years later. Le Monde calls Taibo "one of the best narrative clowns of our time". New in new dustjacket.. First American Edition. Cloth. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.