Bad Nature, or with Elvis in Mexico (Pearls #1165) (Paperback)

By Javier Marias, Esther Allen (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811218580, 57pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2010

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"It all happened because of Elvis Presley." Elvis, down south of the border to film a movie, has insisted his producers hire a proper Spaniard so that he can pronounce his few lines in Spanish with a Castillian accent. But Ruib rriz has taken on much more than he bargained for. One fatal night, horseplay in a local bar goes too far: a fatuous drunken American insults the local kingpin, and when the thug insists that Ruib rriz translate, Elvis himself adds an even more stinging comment--and who must translate that?