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Sudden Death

(2016)
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Sudden Death begins with a brutal tennis match that could decide the fate of the world. The bawdy Italian painter Caravaggio and the loutish Spanish poet Quevedo battle it out before a crowd that includes Galileo, Mary Magdalene, and a generation of popes who would throw Europe into the flames. In England, Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII behead Anne Boleyn, and her crafty executioner transforms her legendary locks into the most sought-after tennis balls of the time. Across the ocean in Mexico, conquistador Hernan Cortes and his Mayan translator and lover, La Malinche, scheme and conquer, not knowing that their domestic comedy will change the world. And in a remote Mexican colony, a bishop reads Thomas More's Utopia and thinks that instead of a parody, it's a manual.

In this mind-bending, prismatic novel, worlds collide, time coils, traditions break down. There are assassinations and executions, hallucinogenic mushrooms, utopias, carnal liaisons and papal dramas, artistic and religious revolutions, love stories and war stories. A dazzlingly original voice and a postmodern visionary, Alvaro Enrigue tells a grand adventure of the dawn of the modern era in this short, powerful punch of a novel.

    

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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sudden Death: A Novel
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
ISBN: 1-59463-346-0 / 978-1-59463-346-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sudden Death
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
ISBN: 0-09-959805-1 / 978-0-09-959805-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sudden Death: A Novel
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
ISBN: 0-7352-1344-5 / 978-0-7352-1344-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sudden Death
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
ISBN: 1-84655-883-2 / 978-1-84655-883-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sudden Death
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sudden Death
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sudden Death
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sudden Death: A Novel
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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