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- Publisher : Tartarus Press (April 18, 2016)
- Publication date : April 18, 2016
- Print length : 319 pages
- File size : 419 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01E5DUHL4
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1654902330
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,197,800 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Even more, I grew up in Mexico, not too far from the place in east Texas where Muladona takes place. I had 9 years of Mexican history in grade school and high school, including the history of Texas which was, for many years, a part of Mexico. And I did my PhD in cultural anthropology, specializing in Hispanic culture generally, and Mexican culture specifically.
So I approached 'Muladona' with a critical mind. I was sure I'd be picking holes in it from page 1.
But the minute I picked it up and read the first pages, I knew I couldn't put it down. Carlson's story is packed with historical and cultural information that was new to me. Especially the 'Muladona' figure, a myth that has its origin in medieval Spain that found a receptive audience in a culture that is raised on mythical figures that can change form at will.
The plot is gripping, as it pits characters against each other in a sort of Greek tragedy. People who are trapped into acting in certain ways by their own culture and history.
But the plot and the characters aren't what hooked me on 'Muladona'. Instead, it is Carlson's style. I read his first book, 'Saint Perpetuus Club of Buenos Aires', which is written in a neo-Borges style. For 'Muladona', Carlson changes his style completely - it fits right into early 20th century Texas.
There are few authors who have mastered the ability to fit their style to their subject. But Carlson has done it, and done it well.
So, I dare you to start 'Muladona' and then put it down. Read the teaser that Kindle lets you read at no cost, and then you'll have no choice but to buy the book.
I can't wait for Carlson's next book....
John C. Kelley
American raised in Mexico
Cultural anthropologist specialized in Mexican studies