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Macho Camacho's beat

Author: Luis Rafael Sánchez; Gregory Rabassa
Publisher: Normal, IL : Dalkey Archive Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Dalkey archive edView all editions and formats
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One day in the life of "Senator Vicente Reinosa, a crooked politician stuck in a gargantuan traffic jam; his neurotic, artistocratic wife; their son Benny, a fascist who is quite literally in love with his Ferrari; and the Senator's mistress, who inhabits a poorer world with her idiot child, her cousins (Hughie, Louie, and Dewey) and her friend Doña Chon."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Rafael Sánchez; Gregory Rabassa
ISBN: 1564782581 9781564782588
OCLC Number: 44594117
Description: viii, 211 p. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Guaracha del macho Camacho.
Responsibility: Luis Rafael Sánchez ; translated with an introduction by Gregory Rabassa.

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One day in the life of "Senator Vicente Reinosa, a crooked politician stuck in a gargantuan traffic jam; his neurotic, artistocratic wife; their son Benny, a fascist who is quite literally in love with his Ferrari; and the Senator's mistress, who inhabits a poorer world with her idiot child, her cousins (Hughie, Louie, and Dewey) and her friend Doña Chon."--Cover.

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"The text is presented as verbal wordplay replete with advertising slogans, puns, and pop culture references, which the author uses to show the influence a large country (the United States) can have Read more...

 
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