Captain of the Sleepers
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Captain of the Sleepers by Mayra Montero
Book DescriptionFrom the author of "The Last Night I Spent With You" comes "a captivating tale of love, politics, and death" ("The Charlotte Observer")For fifty years, Andres Yasin has carried a grudge against J. T. Bunker. Now eighty-three-years-old and dying, Bunker wants to tell his side of the story, the story of his affair with Estela, Andres's mother. As a child Andres knew Bunker as the "Captain of the Sleepers"--so called because he transported back to Vieques those who had died on the mainland but wished to be buried at home. But what really happened between Bunker and Estela, and between Estela and her one true love, a leader of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Movement? What did Andres witness, and what were the real circumstances of his mother's mysterious death?Beautifully translated by Edith Grossman, "Captain of the Sleepers" is a startling tale of remembrance and reality, and Mayra Montero's finest book yet."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312425432
Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mayra Montero
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On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in New York, a hippo escapes from the zoo. Assigned to cover the zoo story, a young Cuban journalist finds himself embroiled in the mysterious connections between the two incidents in this intoxicating story of murder, mobsters, and, finally, love.
Dancing to 'Almendra', Hardback (May 2007)» View all books by Mayra Montero
Presents the tale of innocence lost, of Havana's secret world that is 'the basis for the clamor of the city', and of the end of a violent era of fantastic characters and extravagant crimes.
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Author Biography - Mayra Montero
Mayra Montero is the author of seven novels, including "Deep Purple, " and a collection of short stories. She lives in Puerto Rico.
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