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The Hydra head

Author: Carlos Fuentes; Margaret Sayers Peden
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Carlos Fuentes, Mexico's leading novelist, author of The Old Gringo, Terra Nostra and The Death of Artemio Cruz, has produced what is probably the first Third World spy thriller, an action-filled, quick-paced novel of intrigue as contemporary as a headline. The Hydra Head has a constant political reality as backdrop: the permanent tension in the Middle East and the vast new oil resources of Mexico, the setting for a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spy stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos Fuentes; Margaret Sayers Peden
ISBN: 0374173974 9780374173975
OCLC Number: 4211062
Notes: Translation of La cabeza de la hidra.
Description: 291 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Cabeza de la hidra.
Responsibility: Carlos Fuentes ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden.

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Carlos Fuentes, Mexico's leading novelist, author of The Old Gringo, Terra Nostra and The Death of Artemio Cruz, has produced what is probably the first Third World spy thriller, an action-filled, quick-paced novel of intrigue as contemporary as a headline. The Hydra Head has a constant political reality as backdrop: the permanent tension in the Middle East and the vast new oil resources of Mexico, the setting for a brilliant attempt to portray the diversity of one man's experience.

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