Season of Ash

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Season of Ash

By Jorge Volpi; Alfred MacAdam (Translator)

Open Letter Books, Paperback, 9781934824108, 413pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2009

"Season of Ash" puts a human face on earth-shaking events of the late twentieth century from Chernobyl to the Human Genome Project. A scientific investigation, a detective novel, and a dark love story, this novel is a thrilling exploration of greed and disillusionment, and an examination examination of the passions that rule our lives and make history.

About the Author
Jorge Volpi is the author of nine novels, including "In Search of Klingsor," for which he won the Spanish Premio Biblioteca Breve prize and the French Deux-Oceans-Grizane-Cavour Prize. Volpi is one of the founders of the "Crack" groupa prestigious Mexican literary movement.

Alfred MacAdam is a professor of Latin American literature at Barnard College and the translator of novels by Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, Jose Donoso, Juan Carlos Onetii, and Julio Cortazar, among others.