Auteur: Taibo II, Paco Ignacio
Titel: The shadow of the shadow
`The Shadow of the Shadow' follows four men who meet to play dominos in a hotel bar in Mexico City in 1922. They are a motley group—a gun-toting poet who makes a living writing advertisements for patent medicine, a radical Chinese-Mexican union organizer, a lawyer who represents prostitutes, and a newspaper crime reporter who churns out pages of copy “like links of sausage in a chorizo factory.” Left to their own devices, the group would have waited out Carranza’s presidency in their own quietly besotted fashion, ignoring the betrayal of the Mexican Revolution. But they witness a series of strangely related murders and begin to suspect a conspiracy involving the oil-rich lands of the Gulf Coast, greedy army officers, and American industrialists. The life of the Basque anarchist Sebastian San Vicente has been used as the background for one of the main characters in this novel. San Vicente was involved in Direct Action in Spain, the USA, Cuba and Mexico. For more information on him see: http://libcom.org/history/sebastian-san-vicente-1896-1938-aka-pedro-sanchez-aka-el-tampiqueno.
2006, 240 pag., Euro 13,5
Cinco Puntos Press, El Paso, ISBN 9781933693002
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