Carlos Fuentes, "Destiny and Desire: A Novel"
Random House | January 4, 2011 | English | ISBN: 1400068800 | 432 pages | PDF | 1,3 Mb
The decapitated head of Josue Nadal, washed up on the shore of the Mexican Pacific, narrates this"manuscript of salt and foam, "the cacophonous latest from Fuentes (The Old Gringo). As Josue's brain oozes onto the sand, he considers the political history of his country and the ill-fated relationships that led to his death. He recalls a lamentable childhood salvaged by Jerico, an enigmatic fellow student whose circumstances seem uncannily similar to his own and who rescues him from the bullies at school.