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Calling All Heroes: A Manual for Taking Power: A Novel (Found in Translation)
Calling All Heroes: A Manual for Taking Power: A Novel (Found in Translation) Paco Ignacio Taibo II 160486205X 9781604862058 The euphoric idealism of grassroots reform and the tragic reality of revolutionary failure are at the center of this speculat
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Calling All Heroes: A Manual for Taking Power: A Novel (Found in Translation) by Paco Ignacio Taibo II

The euphoric idealism of grassroots reform and the tragic reality of revolutionary failure are at the center of this speculative novel that opens with a real historical event. On October 2, 1968, 10 days before the Summer Olympics in Mexico, the Mexican government responds to a student demonstration in Tlatelolcothe by firing into the crowd, killing more than 200 students and civilians and wounding hundreds more. The massacre does not receive much international attention and though many students are detained, no officials are held accountable. The story then skips ahead two years to a hospital in Mexico City and introduces Nestor, a fictional journalist whonbsp;witnessed the shootings at Tlatelolcothe. He has been admitted to the hospital for a knife wound, and as he lies in bed, his fevered imagination goes back to the day of the riot. In his delirious state, henbsp;becomes so desperate henbsp;calls on the heroes of his youthSherlock Holmes, Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, and DArtagnan among themto join him in launching a new movement of reform.

Author: Paco Ignacio Taibo II

Language: English

Edition: Second edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 128

Publisher: PM Press

Publication Date: 2010-07-01

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ISBN: 160486205X


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