Sandiablo

By: Manfredo Kempff Suarez

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A1 - A Spanish language edition trade paperback ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition with no dust jacket as issued. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges and the copyright page. Manfredo Kempff Suárez was born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, in 1945. Most of his professional life has been devoted to diplomacy and journalism. He has been minister of state and ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay and Spain. 'Sandiablo' is his third novel after the success of 'Crazy Moon (1994) and 'Margarita Hesse '(1997). 'Crazy Moon' has been translated into Polish and published in several Spanish speaking countries. The novel begins in Santa Cruz, Bolivia between the 1930s and 1940s when it is only the size of a village. The main character Luciano Salvatierra is a time wasting, cynical, sexually addicted, quarrelsome, treacherous and incurable alcoholic. His life is tied up in his debauchery as well as the violence of his wife's family. In parallel the author also tells the story of Osvaldo Bazan, Lucian's best friend. Osvaldo is almost a complete contradiction to Lucian. He is shy, ugly, has huge, hairy ears and a skull plagued by a terrible hair loss. He looks so bad that it is rumored that he is the son of a vampire. The Bazan family has suffered terrible tragedy. All of Osvaldo's sisters died in mysterious circumstances when they were teenagers. The author carefully creats a world in which reality and allegory intersect perfectly and maintains a balance between reality and magical realism. This is a book with a rich atmosphere and richly detailed characters, the exotic charm of another era, a tropical eroticism and distinctive irony. Manfredo Kempff nació en Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, en 1945. La Mayor parte de su actividad ha estado dedicada a la diplomacia y el periodismo. Ha sido ministro de Estado y embajador en Argentina, Uruguay y España. 'Sandiablo' es su tercera novela después del éxito alcanzado por 'Luna de locos (1994) y 'Margarita Hesse' (1997). 'Luna de locos' ha sido traducida al polaco y publicada en varios países de habla hispana. En este novela una madre que duerme sobre los restos de sus hijas y de su marido. Un hombre maduro obsesionado por una chiquilla que podría ser su nieta. Una sociedad violenta donde amor y odio se confunden. 5.2"x8.5", 314 pages. Satisfacción garantizada (satisfaction guaranteed).

Title: Sandiablo

Author: Manfredo Kempff Suarez

Categories: Fiction, Literature, Authors Q-Z, Authors K-P, Literary Novels, Spanish Literature, Latin American Literature,

Edition: Spanish Language Edition

Publisher: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aguilar, Altea, Taurus, Alfaguara, SA: 2000

ISBN: 9505116330

ISBN 13: 9789505116331

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Type: Ex-Library

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Book ID: FL0009

Keywords: Fiction Spanish Language Edition Literary Fiction Literary Novel Bolivia Magic Realism Magical Realism,