Antipodes: Stories

Paperback | June 1, 2005

byIgnacio Padilla

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These lively and eclectic narratives, by the author of Shadow Without a Name, move from the scorching heat of the Gobi desert to the glacial heights of Mount Everest: here, among others, are the stories of a Scottish engineer who builds an exact replica of the city of Edinburgh in the dunes; of a dying, cross-dressing pilot who allegedly climbs Mount Everest and then mysteriously disappears; and of a monk who conjures the devil to prove the devil's existence.
Based on history, legend, and an awe-inspiring power of invention, Antipodes delights, terrifies, and entrances.

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These lively and eclectic narratives, by the author of Shadow Without a Name, move from the scorching heat of the Gobi desert to the glacial heights of Mount Everest: here, among others, are the stories of a Scottish engineer who builds an exact replica of the city of Edinburgh in the dunes; of a dying, cross-dressing pilot who alleged...

Ignacio Padilla was born in Mexico City and is the author of numerous award-winning novels and short-story collections. Shadow Without a Name was the first of his works to be translated into English.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.22 × 5.5 × 0.38 inPublished:June 1, 2005Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312424388

ISBN - 13:9780312424381

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Table of Contents

Antipodes and the Century

Chronicle of the Second Plague

Ever Wrest: Log of the Journey

Ballistics: Some Notes

Rhodesia Express

Darjeeling

Hagiography of the Apostate

A Bestiary

Amends in Halak-Proot

About Our Flour

The Chinamen with the Heads

Time Regained

Editorial Reviews

"A writer of outstanding gifts." -Barry Unsworth, The New York Times Book Review"Told with irony and zest...All seeming antipodes...are right at home and perfectly natural in Padilla's realm, making for a rich, complex texture against which he weaves his spell." -Los Angeles Times"Defiantly cosmopolitan...Padilla is a potent voice in Latin American literature today." -The Miami Herald"Spans time and place as the story moves from one colorful character to another." -Hispanic"One of Mexico's foremost young writers presents a handful of eclectic modern-day fables...His stories, placed within history, tell of colonialism gone amok, of spirituality gone awry, bringing a beautiful, surreal narrative to the ways our history has been shaped." -Booklist