Dr. Brinkley's Tower

February 21, 2012|
Dr. Brinkley's Tower by Robert Hough
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Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Governor General''s Literary Award: Fiction

Equal parts Mark Twain and Gabriel García Márquez, Robert Hough''s wildly imaginative new novel takes us to 1931 and Corazón de la Fuente, a tiny Mexican border town where the only industry is a run-down brothel. Enter Dr. Romulus Brinkley and his gargantuan radio tower, built to broadcast his revolutionary goat-gland fertility operation. Fortunes in Corazón change overnight, but not all for the good. Word of the new prosperity spreads, and the town is overrun by the impoverished, the desperate, and the flat-out criminal. The tower''s frequencies are so powerful the whole area glows green, and the signal is soon broadcasting through every bit of metal it can find: fencing wire, toasters, even a young woman''s new braces. Meanwhile, Dr. Brinkley has attracted the affections of Violeta Cruz, Corazón''s most beautiful resident. But is he really all that he seems?

Peopled with unforgettable characters and capturing a young Mexico caught between its own ambitions and the imperialist designs of its neighbour to the north, Dr. Brinkley''s Tower is a stunning achievement in storytelling.

Robert Hough''s novels have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Commonwealth Writers'' Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award, and the Rogers Writers'' Trust Fiction Prize. His most recent novel, Dr. Brinkley''s Tower, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a finalist...
Title:Dr. Brinkley's TowerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:424 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 1.01 inShipping dimensions:424 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 1.01 inPublished:February 21, 2012Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887843190

ISBN - 13:9780887843198

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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