Vlad

A modern-day sequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula from the inventive mind of Carlos Fuentes

By Carlos Fuentes Read by Robert Fass Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy English, Unabridged 2h 41m Sell Sheet Also available on
Vlad (Unabridged) - Carlos Fuentes, Alejandro Branger (translator)
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3 Audio CDs July 24, 2012 $59.99 $47.99 9781611207545 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs July 24, 2012 $29.99 $19.99 9781611207576 Add to Cart
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?
Reviews

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