Kingdom Cons by Yuri Herrera audiobook

Kingdom Cons

By Yuri Dillman
Translated by Lisa Dillman
Read by Armando Durán

Blackstone Publishing 9781908276926

Unabridged

Format : MP3 CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664782709

  • ISBN: 9781664782693

  • ISBN: 9781664782716

Runtime: 2.41 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the court of the “King,” everyone knows their place. But as the Artist wins hearts and egos with his ballads, uncomfortable truths emerge that shake the Kingdom to its core.

Part surreal fable and part narco-lit romance, this prize-winning novel from Yuri Herrera questions the price of keeping your integrity in a world ruled by patronage and power.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Herrera is a jumbler of cultural forms, both literary and vernacular. Kingdom Cons is narrated with a bardic omniscience, a mythopoetic tone satisfyingly coarsened by slangy dialogue. The musicality of the prose turns the slim novel into its own kind of narcocorrido.” Americas Quarterly
“Kingdom Cons displays…a gritty and highly stylized realism played out by dramatic, archetypal characters [and] exemplifies, in a host of ways, what leads people to delusional behavior.” Culture Trip
“[A] cunning little drama about the line separating art from agitprop.” Wall Street Journal
“His writing style is like nobody else’s, a unique turn of language, a kind of poetic slang.” New York Times
“Herrera combines a dreamlike setting with vigorous style.” Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Strikingly beautiful and thematically rich…the novel is a powerful and memorable meditation on the social and economic value of art in a world ruled by the pursuit of power.” Publishers Weekly
“Short, suspenseful…outlandish and heartbreaking.” New York Times Book Review

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Yuri Herrera

Author Bio: Yuri Herrera

Yuri Herrera, born in Actopan, Mexico, is an acclaimed and award-winning author. His Signs Preceding the End of the World won the Best Translated Book Award in 2016 and was included in many best books of the year lists, including the London Guardian’s Best Fiction and NBC News’s Ten Great Latino Books. His first novel, Kingdom Cons, won the 2004 Premio Binacional de Novela Joven and, when published in Spain won the Premio Otras Voces, Otros Ámbitos, being considered the best work of fiction published in Spain by a jury of 100 people, including editors, journalists and cultural critics. He studied politics in Mexico, creative writing in El Paso, and took his PhD in literature at Berkeley. He teaches at Tulane University in New Orleans.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 2.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English