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Montero, Mayra 1952-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 349 publications in 11 languages and 6,646 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Romance fiction  Adventure stories  Erotic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Musical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PQ7440.M56, 863.64
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Dancing to "Almendra" by Mayra Montero( Book )

44 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from the zoo and is shot and killed by its pursuers. Assigned to cover the zoo story, Joaquin Porrata, a young Cuban journalist, finds himself embroiled in the mysterious connections between the hippo's death and the Mafioso's in this intoxicating story of murder, mobsters, and, finally, love
In the palm of darkness : a novel by Mayra Montero( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 9 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translation of Tú, la oscuridad, a work by a Cuban-born author now living in Puerto Rico. English-language readers may wish for some background information about Montero or the context of her novel. However, they will find helpful a map of Haiti (not included in Spanish original) that will enable them to follow the protagonist's search for an extinct red frog"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The messenger : a novel by Mayra Montero( Book )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bomb explodes during a performance of the opera Aida in 1920s Havana. As he flees the blast, tenor Enrico Caruso runs into a Chinese-Cuban woman who is also called Aida. What follows is a romance that parallels the opera. By the author of In the Palm of Darkness
Captain of the sleepers by Mayra Montero( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For fifty years Andres Yasin has held a grudge against J.T. Bunker for an alleged affair with Andres' mother. Will the truth finally come out after all these years?
The last night I spent with you : a novel by Mayra Montero( Book )

48 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From acclaimed Cuban writer Mayra Montero, author of "The Messenger", comes a highly charged erotic novel that explores the impossible vertigo of late passion. "The Last Night I Spent With You" confronts the mysteries of death and desire with subtlety, dark humor, and elegant prose
The red of his shadow : a novel by Mayra Montero( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is Holy Week, and the Haitian sugar cane harvesters can temporarily lose themselves in the fervor of voudou. But amidst the colorful festival, a struggle for power, as well as a ferocious passion, develops between Mistress Zule, voudou priestess and spiritual leader, and the infamous Simila Bolosse, a rival priest backed by the bloodthirsty "tontons macoutes."
Deep purple : a novel by Mayra Montero( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguished music critic Agustín Cabán has written for a San Juan newspaper all his life. Forced to retire, he continues to haunt its offices, encouraged by his former editor. Agustín is writing his memoirs, and his editor can't wait to read each passionate and titillating installment. For Agustín, music is indispensable to sexual emotion. In the course of a long career, he seduced the women and men who were among the most brilliant classical musicians in the world. These erotic encounters were shaped by the musical instrument as well as by the performer who had mastered it. The Australian pianist Clint Verret, with whom Agustín spent three days in the Brown Palace in Denver, offered a passionate and tender interlude. Clarissa Berdsley, the French horn player, was submissive and playful. The flamboyant violinist Manuela Suggia turned out to be a vengeful and demonic lover. An exploration of the relationship between sexual desire and music
La trenza de la hermosa luna by Mayra Montero( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hace 20 años, empecé a escribir un cuento sobre la insurrección haitiana contra Jean-Claude Duvalier. Ese cuento trataba de ser un homenaje a la amistad entre dos hombres, un marinero y un sacerdote de vudú, y también al país cuya magia me había seducido desde que era niña. El cuento creció, se me fue yendo apasionadamente de las manos y se convirtió en mi primera novela. Me satisface que Ediciones Callejón rescate estas páginas en momentos en que Haití, de cara a su bicentenario, sigue luchando por su integridad, por su soberanía, y por la amistad en cierta forma; esas alianzas individuales y colectivas, que son las que en definitiva forjan la voluntad de un pueblo--La Autora
El caballero de San Petersburgo by Mayra Montero( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late eighteenth century, the young Creole Antonia de Salis lives with her cousin Teresa in Russia. There are visited by a fascinating Venezuelan military man, Francisco de Miranda, who is pursuing independence for Latin America and who is visiting Russia to arrange an alliance with Potemkin. Antonia falls for this seductive, idealistic and fiery character, a reputed womanizer and great storyteller to the ladies. So much so that, after some furtive meetings, she decides to follow him to St. Petersburg, where Francisco de Miranda is haunted unknowingly by a Spanish diplomat committed to capturing him. Thirty years later, in the prison of the Carrack in Cadiz (the facts are thoroughly documented), a sick and defeated Miranda receives visits and care from an enigmatic woman who is well aware of the adventures in Crimea and St. Petersburg
El caballero de la flauta by Mayra Montero( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vana ilusión : las memorias noveladas de Narciso Figueroa by Mayra Montero( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aguaceros dispersos by Mayra Montero( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veintitrés y una tortuga by Mayra Montero( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in Spanish and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedir de boca by Antonio S Vera-León( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Del desorden habitual de las cosas( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of literary columns published by the authors from 2006 to 2014 in Claridad, a weekly newspaper
Le messager : roman by Mayra Montero( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman d'amour
Toi, l'obscurité : roman by Mayra Montero( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux hommes traversent de nuit les montagnes haïtiennes. L'un est un éminent spécialiste des batraciens, le professeur américain Victor S. Grigg ; l'autre s'appelle Thierry Adrien, il est fils et petit-fils de pwazon rat, et il porte en lui la tradition des plus grands chasseurs de zombies de l'île. Un voyage qui met en scène le choc entre la rationalité occidentale et le vaudou haïtien
Viaje a Isla de Mona by Mayra Montero( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta es la aventura de cinco muchachos que se fugan en lancha a la deshabitada Isla de Mona para rescatar el hermano de uno del grupo, a quien temen dejado a su suerte por dos desalmados que lo transportaban ilegalmente de la República Dominicana a Puerto Rico. En Mona, corren toda clase de riesgos: morir de sed, envenenados o a tiros a manos de piratas o de traficantes. Si sobreviven, la experiencia habrá sido alucinante
El caballero de San Petersburgo by Mayra Montero( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A finales del siglo XVIII, la joven criolla Antonia de Salis vive con su prima Teresa en Rusia. Allí reciben la visita de un fascinante militar hispanoamericano, Francisco de Miranda, precursor de la independencia que agita a las colonias, que está de visita en Rusia para tejer una alianza con Potemkin. Antonia cae seducida ante un personaje tan idealista como ardiente, con fama de donjuán y magnífico contador de historias ante las damas. Tanto que, tras algunos encuentros furtivos, decide seguirlo hasta San Petersburgo, donde Francisco de Miranda es perseguido, sin saberlo, por un diplomático español empeñado en capturarlo. Treinta años después, en la cárcel de La Carraca en Cádiz (los hechos están rigurosamente documentados), un general Miranda enfermo y vencido recibe las visitas y los cuidados de una enigmática mujer que tiene muy presentes las aventuras de Crimea y de San Petersburgo
Tu, l'oscurità by Mayra Montero( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dancing to "Almendra"
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In the palm of darkness : a novelThe messenger : a novelCaptain of the sleepersThe last night I spent with you : a novelThe red of his shadow : a novelDeep purple : a novelLa trenza de la hermosa luna
Alternative Names
Mayra Montero Cuban-Puerto Rican writer

Mayra Montero kubánsko-portorická spisovatelka

Mayra Montero schrijfster uit Cuba

Montero, Mayra

Languages
Spanish (204)

English (51)

French (19)

Italian (14)

German (9)

Czech (4)

Portuguese (3)

Polish (3)

Dutch (3)

Danish (2)

Thai (1)