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MODELO ANTIGUO

A Novel of Mexico City

by Luis Eduardo Reyes
translated by Joe Hayes, Sharon Franco
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Product Details

10-digit ISBN0-938317-32-6
13-digit ISBN9780938317326
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Page Count160
Publication DateOctober 1, 1997
RightsAll Rights Available
In Mexico City, an old woman entices a young, street-smart taxi driver to be her chauffeur. Her vehicle is a cherry 1942 Ford, a classic ride. Together they circle through the city which, as time passes, becomes the city of the old womanís youth: the 40ís and 50ís. Modelo Antiguo is a novel of love, a love which is both enigmatic and terrible, and at times very touching.

Translated by Joe Hayes and Sharon Franco.
Library Journal

"A hugely entertaining love story that circumvents time and place and culture. Reyes is well-known in his native Mexico. This fast-moving novel, his first to be published in English, is a welcome addition to all literary collections."
Kirkus Reviews
Reyes makes it all work in a deft tale thatís part character study, part comic nightmare, and altogether engrossing and satisfying.
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