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Yankee Invasion

Yankee Invasion

A Novel of Mexico City
May 2009
Trade Paperback · 300 Pages
$14.95 U.S. · $19.50 CAN · £9.99 U.K. · €10.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780979824944
Scarletta Press

 

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Description

Yankee Invasion centers on one of the most traumatic periods of Mexican history: the 1847 invasion of Mexico City by American armed forces and the ultimate loss of almost half its territory to the United States. Abelardo, who as a young man witnessed the events, narrates the novel and in its very first pages commits an act of resistance that will haunt him the rest of his life. In his old age, he begins to reflect on the history of Mexico, as well as his complicated love affairs with both his fiancée and her mother, which play out against the tumultuous backdrop of the invasion and occupation. Told with humor and pathos, Yankee Invasion paints a riveting portrait of an event that, though little known in America, still reverberates in Mexico today. Vivid descriptions capture the streets, cafés, cantinas, and drawing rooms of 19th-century Mexico City.

About the Authors

Ignacio Solares
novelist, playwright, and editor; author of over two dozen books, five of them translated and published in English
currently director of the magazine Revista de la Universidad de México
currently editor of the cultural supplement to the weekly magazine Siempre
past editor-in-chief of the magazine Plural
past Coordinator of Cultural Activities for Literature and the Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
past Director of the Department of Theater and Dance, UNAM
past Director of the Division of Literature, UNAM

Carlos Fuentes
Winner of Cervantes Award (lifetime achievement in Spanish-language literature)
Author of over 20 books, including The Death of Artemio Cruz and The Old Gringo
Mexican Ambassador to France, 1975–1977
Written for The Nation, Vanity Fair, NY Times, Washington Post Book Wrold

Timothy G. Compton
Head of Department of Languages and Professor at Northern Michigan University. Teaches: Spanish, Spanish American Culture, Spanish American Literature, Spanish American Theater
Ph.D. in Spanish
author of 30 published papers in Spanish and English
Published four translations, including Ignacio Solares' There Is No Such Place (AuthorHouse, 2008)
Multiple research grants to study in Mexico City