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The reef: a novel

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George Braziller, Publishers,
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First edition.
Amidst stagings of guerilla warfare, rumors of killer bees and encroaching cartel activity, recovering ex-rocker, Tony Góngora, attempts to solve the mystery of an American scuba-diver's murder. As he tries to piece together the events of the crime, Tony uncovers his own bizarre and illuminating memories: of a fatherless childhood spent in the high-risk company of his eccentric friend and the hotel's manager; playing gigs with The Velvet Underground; joining a Japanese pop group. Against the backdrop of a deteriorating climate, a fast-eroding beachfront, official corruption, cartel violence, and delusional Western escapism, Tony and an international cast of hotel staffers make and break alliances as the personal begins to echo the political, and artifice and reality start to blur. With his signature wit, originality, and dashes of dazzling social theory, Villoro has created a biting satire of tourism and a brilliant analogy for Mexico's unique position in global politics.
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Grouped Work ID 7207493f-c30e-1e31-6110-96fa0438392d
Grouping Title reef
Grouping Author villoro juan
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-03 04:22:16AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-17 04:40:06AM

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display_description "The ex Rock Star Mario Müller discovers a visionary possibility in the Caribbean: the pleasures of fear. On the banks of an enormous coral reef The Pyramid is built, a resort that offers controlled dangers until a diver dies outside of the water. Reflecting upon the damages we choose to inflict upon ourselves in order to intensify life, this passionate novel describes a new ecology: climate change empties hotels and money laundering regenerates them like ghostly empires. Arrecife is also a story of friendship, love and redemption"--
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subject_facet Caribbean Area -- Fiction, Fear -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Rock musicians -- Fiction, Seaside resorts -- Fiction
title_display The reef : a novel
title_full The reef : a novel / by Juan Villoro ; translated from the Spanish by Yvette Siegert
title_short The reef :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Fear, Rock musicians, Seaside resorts