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Vlad

Carlos Fuentes, Robert Fass (Narrated by)

Compact Disc

List Price: 59.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/18/2012)
Digital Audiobook, Spanish, Castilian (3/16/2022)
MP3 CD (7/24/2012)

Description

'Vlad' is Vlad the Impaler, of course, whose mythic cruelty was an inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. In this sly sequel, Vlad really is undead. More than a postmodern riff on 'the vampire craze, ' 'Vlad' is also an anatomy of the Mexican bourgeoisie, as well as our culture's ways of dealing with death. For - as in Dracula - Vlad has need of both a lawyer and a real-estate agent in order to establish his new kingdom, and Yves Navarro and his wife Asuncion fit the bill nicely. Having recently lost a son, might they not welcome the chance to see their remaining child live forever? More importantly, are the pleasures of middle-class life enough to keep one from joining the legions of the damned?

Dreamscape Media, 9781611207545

Publication Date: July 24, 2012