You Dreamed of Empires (inbunden)
Inbunden (Hardback)
Antal sidor
Harvill Secker
Natasha Wimmer
25 x 217 x 139 mm
338 g

You Dreamed of Empires

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A lively, arresting read The Times In 1519, Conquistador Hernn Corts and his troops ride into the floating city of Tenoxtitlan todays Mexico City in this hallucinatory, revelatory, colonial revenge story. Invited to a ceremonial meal with the steely princess Atotoxtli, sister and wife of the emperor Moctezuma, the Spanish nearly bungle their entrance into the city and its labyrinthine palace. Soon, one of Cortss captains, Jazmn Caldera, begins to question the ease with which they were welcomed, and wonders at the risks of getting out alive, much less conquering the empire. Moctezuma himself is at a political, spiritual and physical crossroads, relying on hallucinogens in a quest for any kind of answer from the gods. When Corts and Moctezuma meet, two worlds, empires, languages, and possible futures collide. You Dreamed of Empires brings to life Tenoxtitlan at its height and reimagines its destiny. It sets afire the moment of conquest and turns it into a moment of revolution, in a novel so electric and so unique that it feels like a dream. Translated by Natasha Wimmer
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lvaro Enrigue was born in Mexico and lives in New York City. He is a literature professor at Hofstra University. Sudden Death - his first novel to be translated into English - was awarded the prestigious Herralde Prize in Spain, the Elena Poniatowska International Novel Award in Mexico, and the Barcelona Prize for Fiction.