Don Dimaio of La Plata

Don Dimaio of La Plata

A tale of political downfall from “an exceptional creative talent perfectly in tune with his own rapidly changing times” (Robert Coover, bestselling author of The Public Burning). In 2002, real-life mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, Vincent “Buddy” Cianci was convicted of extortion. This is the story of Don “Pally” Dimaio, mayor of La Plata, as his corrupt administration spirals out of control. From the award-winning author of Curse the Names and Fast Eddie, King of the Bees, this is a wildly inventive satirical novel that toggles between adaptations of the language of Cervantes and a narrative of an American mayor’s quixotic decline.

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Don Dimaio of La Plata
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Robert Arellano
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-20 - Publisher: Akashic Books

A tale of political downfall from “an exceptional creative talent perfectly in tune with his own rapidly changing times” (Robert Coover, bestselling author of The Public Burning). In 2002, real-life mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, Vincent “Buddy” Cianci was convicted of extortion. This is the story of Don “Pally” Dimaio,
Havana Lunar
Language: en
Pages: 201
Authors: Robert Arellano
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-01 - Publisher: Akashic Books

Edgar Award finalist: A “hypnotic” crime novel set in Cuba after the collapse of the USSR (Tim McLoughlin, author of Heart of the Old Country). One hungry, hallucinatory night in the dark heart of Havana, Mano Rodriguez, a young doctor with the revolutionary medical service, comes to the aid of
Havana Libre
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Robert Arellano
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-20 - Publisher: Akashic Books

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Don Quixote
Language: en
Pages: 231
Authors: Howard Mancing
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Offers students and general readers a thorough introduction to one of the world's most important literary works.
World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 1294
Authors: Maureen Ihrie, Salvador Oropesa
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-20 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Containing roughly 850 entries about Spanish-language literature throughout the world, this expansive work provides coverage of the varied countries, ethnicities, time periods, literary movements, and genres of these writings. • Contains roughly 850 A–Z entries related to Spanish-language literature and related topics throughout the world, from the Middle Ages up