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Where, Carlos Fuentes asks, is a modern-day vampire to roost? Why not Mexico City, populated by ten million blood sausages (that is, people), and a police force who won't mind a few disappearances?

'Vlad' is Vlad the Impaler, of course, whose mythic cruelty was an inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. In this sly sequel, Vlad really is undead: dispossessed after centuries of mayhem by Eastern European wars and rampant blood shortages. More than a postmodern riff on 'the vampire craze,' Vlad is also an anatomy of the Mexican bourgeoisie, as well as our culture's ways of dealing with death. For - as in Dracula - Vlad has need of both a lawyer and a real-estate agent in order to establish his new kingdom, and Yves Navarro and his wife Asunción fit the bill nicely. Having recently lost a son, might they not welcome the chance to see their remaining child live forever? More importantly, are the pleasures of middle-class life enough to keep one from joining the legions of the damned?

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Vlad
Author(s): Carlos Fuentes
ISBN: 1-56478-779-6 / 978-1-56478-779-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: Vlad
Author(s): Carlos Fuentes
ISBN: 1-61120-754-1 / 978-1-61120-754-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Vlad
Author(s): Carlos Fuentes
ISBN: 1-61120-757-6 / 978-1-61120-757-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Vlad
Author(s): Carlos Fuentes, Alejandro Branger (translator)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Vlad
Author(s): Carlos Fuentes
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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