Sudden Death: A Novel

Sudden Death: A Novel

"Splendid" —New York Times
"[A] novel with out boundaries." —O, the Oprah Magazine
"Mind-bending." —Wall highway Journal

A bold, kaleidoscopic novel in regards to the conflict of empires and concepts, instructed via a tennis fit within the 16th century among the unconventional Italian artist Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo, performed with a ball made of the hair of the beheaded Anne Boleyn.

The poet and the painter conflict it out in Rome ahead of a crowd that incorporates Galileo, Mary Magdalene, and a new release of popes who may throw the area into flames. In England, Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII execute Anne Boleyn, and her artful executioner transforms her mythical locks into these most-sought-after tennis balls. around the ocean in Mexico, the final Aztec emperors play their very own video games, because the conquistador Hernán Cortés and his Mayan translator and lover, los angeles Malinche, scheme and overcome, struggle and f**k, now not understanding that their household comedy will swap the process heritage. In a distant Mexican colony a bishop reads Thomas More’s Utopia and thinks that it’s a handbook rather than a parody. And in today’s manhattan urban, a guy searches for solutions to very unlikely questions, for a publication that's either an archive and an oracle.

Álvaro Enrigue’s mind-bending tale positive factors assassinations and executions, hallucinogenic mushrooms, bawdy criminals, carnal liaisons and papal schemes, creative and spiritual revolutions, love and conflict. A blazingly unique voice and a postmodern visionary, Enrigue tells the grand event of the sunrise of the fashionable period, breaking down traditions and upending expectancies, during this daring, strong gut-punch of a unique.

Game, set, match.

Sudden Death is the easiest type of puzzle, its components so esoteric and wildly humorous that readers will race during the booklet, thinking about how Álvaro Enrigue might be in a position to pull a singular out of such an dazzling ball of string.  yet Enrigue completely does; and with brilliance and readability and emotional heat all of the extra strong for its surreptitiousness.” 
Lauren GroffNew York Times-bestselling writer of Fates and Furies

"Engrossing... wealthy with Latin and eu history." —The New Yorker

"[A] bawdy, usually profane, sprawling, formidable e-book that's as enticing because it is challenging.” —Vogue

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