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The crystal frontier

a novel in nine stories

1st Farrar, Straus, and Giroux ed.
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This edition was published in by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in New York.

Written in English

266 pages

Nine stories dealing with U.S.-Mexico relations. In the title story, a Mexican window washer meets an American executive, Girlfriends is about a Mexican maid and her racist Anglo employer, and Rio Grande, Rio Bravo is on border crossings.

Description: 266 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: A capital girl --
Pain --
Spoils --
The line of oblivion --
Malintzin of the maquilas --
Las amigas --
The crystal frontier --
The bet --
Río Grande, Río Bravo.
Other Titles: Capital girl.
Line of oblivion.
Amigas.
Crystal frontier.
Bet.
Frontera de cristal.
Responsibility: Carlos Fuentes ; translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam.
Abstract:

The nine stories comprising this novel all concern people who in one way or another have had something to do with, or still are part of, the family of a powerful oligarch of northern Mexico with manifold connections to the United States. Each story concerns a Mexican-American encounter--sometimes hilarious, often tragic, frequently ambivalent, inevitably poignant--and each unique drama in its own way epitomizes some striking contrast along the invisible, reflective, dangerous frontier that divides the American-Mexican world. Beyond the emblematic power of Mr. Fuentes's exuberant fiction to make us think about the political and cultural themes which affect and distort that double world, there is the sheer human diversity of life on "crystal frontier." These stories pulse with vivid experience--of love in its many guises, of loneliness, of youth and age, of heartbreak and redemption.--From publisher description.

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The crystal frontier: a novel in nine stories
1998, Harcourt Brace
in English - 1st Harvest ed.
Cover of: The crystal frontier
The crystal frontier: a novel in nine stories
1997, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
in English - 1st Farrar, Straus, and Giroux ed.

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The crystal frontier

a novel in nine stories

First published in 1997



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Nine stories dealing with U.S.-Mexico relations. In the title story, a Mexican window washer meets an American executive, Girlfriends is about a Mexican maid and her racist Anglo employer, and Rio Grande, Rio Bravo is on border crossings.

Description: 266 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: A capital girl --
Pain --
Spoils --
The line of oblivion --
Malintzin of the maquilas --
Las amigas --
The crystal frontier --
The bet --
Río Grande, Río Bravo.
Other Titles: Capital girl.
Line of oblivion.
Amigas.
Crystal frontier.
Bet.
Frontera de cristal.
Responsibility: Carlos Fuentes ; translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam.
Abstract:

The nine stories comprising this novel all concern people who in one way or another have had something to do with, or still are part of, the family of a powerful oligarch of northern Mexico with manifold connections to the United States. Each story concerns a Mexican-American encounter--sometimes hilarious, often tragic, frequently ambivalent, inevitably poignant--and each unique drama in its own way epitomizes some striking contrast along the invisible, reflective, dangerous frontier that divides the American-Mexican world. Beyond the emblematic power of Mr. Fuentes's exuberant fiction to make us think about the political and cultural themes which affect and distort that double world, there is the sheer human diversity of life on "crystal frontier." These stories pulse with vivid experience--of love in its many guises, of loneliness, of youth and age, of heartbreak and redemption.--From publisher description.

The crystal frontier

a novel in nine stories

1st Farrar, Straus, and Giroux ed.

This edition was published in by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in New York.


Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
863
Library of Congress
PQ7297.F793 F7613 1997

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL665599M
Internet Archive
crystalfrontier00fuen
ISBN 10
0374132771
LC Control Number
97011230
Library Thing
405582
Goodreads
1168920

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