Vlad

Vlad

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Vlad

Vlad

Audio Library Digital

07/24/2012

161 minutes

9781611207569

Audio Retail Digital

07/24/2012

161 minutes

9781611207323

Audio CD

07/24/2012

3 Audio CD

161 minutes

9781611207545

Audio MP3 CD

07/24/2012

1 Audio MP3 CD

161 minutes

9781611207576

Playaway

07/24/2012

161 minutes

9781611207583

Description:

'Vlad' is Vlad the Impaler, of course, whose mythic cruelty was an inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. In this sly sequel, Vlad really is undead. More than a postmodern riff on 'the vampire craze,'Vlad' is also an anatomy of the Mexican bourgeoisie, as well as our culture's ways of dealing with death. For - as in Dracula - Vlad has need of both a lawyer and a real-estate agent in order to establish his new kingdom, and Yves Navarro and his wife Asuncion fit the bill nicely. Having recently lost a son, might they not welcome the chance to see their remaining child live forever? More importantly, are the pleasures of middle-class life enough to keep one from joining the legions of the damned?

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A deliciously barbed bagatelle from a fiction master, with perhaps a strain of allegory for a world devoured by rapaciousness., Publishers Weekly

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