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The Uncomfortable Dead

(2006)
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In alternating chapters, Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos and the consistently excellent Paco Ignacio Taibo II create an uproarious murder mystery with two intersecting story lines.

The chapters written by the famously masked Marcos originate in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico. There, the fictional "Subcomandante Marcos" assigns Elias Contreras-an odd but charming mountain man-to travel to Mexico City in search of an elusive and hideous murderer named Morales.

The second story line, penned by Taibo, stars his famous series detective Hector Belascoaran Shayne. Hector guzzles Coca-Cola and smokes cigarettes furiously amidst his philosophical and always charming approach to investigating crimes-in this case, the search for his own "Morales."

The two stories collide absurdly and dramatically in the urban sprawl of Mexico City. The ugly history of the city's political violence rears its head, and both detectives find themselves in an unpredictable dance of death with forces at once criminal, historical, and political.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Uncomfortable Dead
Author(s): Subcomandante Marcos, Paco Ignacio Taibo II
ISBN: 1-933354-89-5 / 978-1-933354-89-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Uncomfortable Dead
Author(s): Marcos, Paco Ignacio Taibo
ISBN: 1-85242-907-0 / 978-1-85242-907-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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September 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Uncomfortable Dead
Author(s): Subcomandante Marcos, Paco Ignacio Taibo III
ISBN: 1-933354-07-0 / 978-1-933354-07-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Uncomfortable Dead: (What's Missing Is Missing)
Author(s): Subcomandante Marcos, Paco Ignacio Taibo II
Publisher: Akashic Books
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