A strong and revealing essay that represents a literary milestone, putting Leslie Jamison on the same level as Susan Sontag and Joan Didion. The author writes about her own experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose; from here she begins describin..
The Arab of the Future 3 takes place when Riad is 6 through 9 years old, in which the boy starts taking notice of society: Can he celebrate Christmas in Ter Maaleh? What do 8 year old boys do to fast in Ramadan? And how far will his father go to become an important man in the Syria of Hafez al Assad..
One summer afternoon, some years after that fateful afternoon of August 1947 in which Manolete died, Tico Medina interviews the myth’s mother in the courtyard of his palace house in Cordoba. / Una tarde, años después de aquella en la que muere Manolete, Tico Medina entrevista a la madre del mito en..
Decades after the end of the communist regime in Hungary, the author of this book receives a call about the appearance in a file of some documents that may interest him. They contain a surprising secret that will shake him to the ground. / Décadas después de la desaparición del régimen comunista en..
With an autobiographical tone, Franzen puts on paper some of his more pressing reflections, as his worries, loves and phobias, and expectations for the future. At times controversial, at times funny, endearing or moving, but always clearheaded. / Así, en un registro autobiográfico, Franzen narra a..
The Commemorative V Edition of the centenary of the death of this illustrious and noble warrior. An updated edition, illustrated in full color, with the help of two authors; one, a figure specialist, the other, an expert in the military techniques of the Great Captain. / Edición conmemorativa del V..
The group are the protagonists of the events in Madrid during the period 1964-1974. Stories of courage and fears; fragments of life that allow the reader to immerse in the last years of the Franco dictatorship. / Ana Puértolas hurga en las dudas, los conflictos y las perplejidades de unos jóvenes e..
Mónica Maristain is inserted in this revealing exercise, from a personal perspective, discovering Bolaño as a person. Using a rigorous documentation and a familiar and intimate tone, this book traces the map of Bolaño's life through the people who knew him, through his own voice and the anecdotes th..
The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Kille
This stomach-turning account of the atrocities committed over 43 years by Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski seems more of an as-told-to than an independent journalistic narrative. Instead of applying objective insight into how such a murderer came to be, the author presents instead chapter after chapt..
A Parrot in the Pepper Tree, the sequel to Driving Over Lemons, follows the lives of Chris, Ana and their daughter, Chloe, as they get to grips with a misanthropic parrot who joins their home, Spanish school life, neighbors in love, and their amazement at Chris appearing on the bestseller lists. / ..
The Beatles' hair changed the world. As their increasingly wild, untamed manes grew, to the horror of parents everywhere, they set off a cultural revolution as the most tangible symbol of the Sixties' psychedelic dream of peace, love and playful rebellion. / El cabello de los Beatles cambiO el mund..