Death in Veracruz

Death in Veracruz

A Novel

Book - 2015
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This novel 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 PEMEX against the agrarian landowners in the coastal regions 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 a charismatic and ruthless union boss . But, as he gets 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.
Publisher: Tucson, Arizona : Schaffner Press, [2015]
Edition: First English language edition
ISBN: 9781936182923
Branch Call Number: AGUILARC H
Characteristics: 297 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Chandler - Translator


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