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The love parade / Sergio Pitol ; translated from the Spanish by G. B. Henson.
Pitol, Sergio, 1933-2018
Desfile del amor.
Dallas, Texas : Deep Vellum Publishing, 2021.
271 pages ; 22 cm
Mexico City (Mexico)
Henson, G. B.
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Detective and mystery fiction
"Following the chance discovery of certain documents, a historian sets out to solve the mystery of a murder committed in the building where he lived as a ten-year-old in Mexico City's Colonia Roma in autumn 1942. Mexico had just declared war on Germany, and its capital became a colorful cauldron of European émigrés: German communists, Nazi spies, Spanish republicans, Trotsky and his disciples, Balkan kings, financiers, and secret agents from Allied and Axis countries alike. As the historian-turned-detective begins his investigation, he introduces us, chapter by chapter, to an eccentric parade of characters from Mexico City's political, artistic, intellectual, and upper classes. Pitol constructs a novel that turns on mistaken identities, blurred memories, and conflicting interest, and whose protagonist is haunted by the inescapable possibility that he might never uncover the truth."--Back cover.
Originally published in Spanish as El desfile del amor in 1984.
Translated from the Spanish.
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