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The Marx Family Saga

The Marx Family Saga

2001 ·
·3.84·68 Ratings ·185 Pages
“ Pretending to not be afraid is as good as actually not being afraid. ” ― David Letterman
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    2009·
    ·3.99·187 Ratings
    Scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. The return of Mario Conde.
  • The Enormity of the Tragedy

    2007·
    ·3.48·127 Ratings
    At once a dirty joke and a highbrow novel, this tale tells the bizarre story of Ramon Maria, a balding, middle-aged. trumpet player who wakes up one day with a massive neverending erection. Hailed across Europe as a masterpiece of literary parody, it is b
  • Makbara

    1993·
    ·3.58·54 Ratings
    In Arabic, the word 'Makbara' refers to those parts of North African cemeteries where young couples go to get away from their elders and hang out. A celebration of Amour Fou, Makbara reveals Goytisolo's deep love for Arabic culture seen as sensuous and le
  • Count Julian

    2007·
    ·3.67·104 Ratings
    Exiled in Tangiers, cut off from home and country, the narrator of Count Julian rants against the homeland he was forced to leave: Spain. The second novel in Juan Goytisolo's trilogy (including Marks of Identity and Juan the Landless), this story of an ex
  • Shadow Without a Name

    2004·
    ·3.64·116 Ratings
    In 1943, General Thadeus Dreyer, a WWI hero who trains doubles for Nazi leaders, disappears. In 1960, Adolf Eichmann, a master chess player, is arrested in Buenos Aires, extradited to Israel, and hanged. Years later, a dying Polish count casts doubt on Ei
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    2005·
    ·3.73·405 Ratings
    “A magnificent novel. Haunted by the tragic story and passion of its characters.”—Magazine LittéraireThe first of the Havana quartet featuring Inspector Mario Conde, a tropical Marlowe. A young transvestite in a beautiful red dress is found strangl
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    2007·
    ·3.61·386 Ratings
    Lieutenant Mario Conde is suffering from a terrible New Year's Eve hangover. Though it's the middle of a weekend, he is asked to urgently investigate the mysterious disappearance of Rafael Morin, a high-level business manager in the Cuban nomenklatura. Co
  • Havana Black (Mario Conde, #4)

    2006·
    ·3.99·220 Ratings
    The brutally mutilated body of Miguel Forcade is discovered washed up on a Havana beach. Head smashed in by a baseball bat, genitals cut off by a blunt knife. Forcade was once responsible for confiscating art works from the bourgeoisie fleeing the revolut
  • The Gray Notebook

    2014·
    ·4.18·78 Ratings
    Josep Pla, a budding young writer, was studying law in Barcelona in 1918 when the university was shut down because of the Spanish flu epidemic. Pla returned to his parents’ house in the coastal town of Palafrugell, and with nothing to do he decided to k
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