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Where the Air is Clear

(1958)
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Where the Air Is Clear, Carlos Fuentes's first novel, is an unsparing portrayal of Mexico City's upper class. Departing from a traditional linear narrative, Fuentes constructs his novel around a series of encounters with members of this world, including Federico Robles, an ambitious self-made millionaire; Rodrigo Pola, a writer whose father was executed in the Mexican Revolution; and Norma Larragoiti, a social climber striving to erase her humble past. At the center of these events is Ixca Cienfuegos, an enigmatic figure who views the dramas enacted around him with unusual clarity, and who, with the aid of an Indian priestess, plots the destruction of the group. Overlaying Mexican myths onto contemporary settings, Fuentes shows that even the rich and powerful must succumb to the indomitable spirit of Mexico, which undermines all institutions and shapes all destinies.

 
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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Where the Air Is Clear (Lannan Selection)
Author(s): Carlos Fuentes
ISBN: 1-56478-344-8 / 978-1-56478-344-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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December 1971 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Where the Air Is Clear
Author(s): Carlos Fuentes
ISBN: 0-374-50919-0 / 978-0-374-50919-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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June 1986 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Where the Air is Clear
Author(s): Carlos Fuentes
ISBN: 0-233-97937-9 / 978-0-233-97937-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Where the Air Is Clear
Author(s): Carlos Fuentes
ISBN: 1-5226-9366-1 / 978-1-5226-9366-6
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Where the Air Is Clear
Author(s): Carlos Fuentes
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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