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Sudden Death

(2016)
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Selected as a Guardian best book of 2016

A funny and mind-bending novel about the clash of empires and ideas in the sixteenth century, told over the course of one dazzling tennis match

A brutal tennis match in Rome.

Two formidable opponents: the wild Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and the loutish Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo.

Galileo, Saint Matthew and Mary Magdalene heckle from the sidelines.

In England, Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII execute Anne Boleyn, and her executioner transforms her legendary locks into the most sought-after tennis balls of the time.

Across the ocean in Mexico, the last Aztec emperors play their own games, as Hernan Cortes and his Mayan translator and lover scheme and conquer, fight and fuck, not knowing that their domestic comedy will change the course of history.

Over the course of one dazzling tennis match - through assassinations and executions, carnal liaisons and papal dramas, artistic and religious revolutions, love and war - Sudden Death tells the grand adventure of the clash of empires and the dawn of the modern era.

 
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Used availability for Alvaro Enrigue's Sudden Death


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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Sudden Death: A Novel
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
ISBN: 1-59463-346-0 / 978-1-59463-346-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Sudden Death
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
ISBN: 0-09-959805-1 / 978-0-09-959805-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Sudden Death: A Novel
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
ISBN: 0-7352-1344-5 / 978-0-7352-1344-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Sudden Death
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
ISBN: 1-84655-883-2 / 978-1-84655-883-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Sudden Death
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

April 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Sudden Death
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Sudden Death: A Novel
Author(s): Alvaro Enrigue
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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