Life In The Damn Tropics: A Novel

Paperback | June 24, 2004

byDavid Unger

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Set in strife-torn Guatemala City in the early 1980s, this sophisticated, quasi-comedic tale depicts the decline and near-fall of a prominent Guatemalan Jewish family. In the face of military rule, terrorism, and sabotage, Marcos learns the truth about his brother Aaron, only to find that sibling secrets can be every bit as dangerous as civil unrest.

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Set in strife-torn Guatemala City in the early 1980s, this sophisticated, quasi-comedic tale depicts the decline and near-fall of a prominent Guatemalan Jewish family. In the face of military rule, terrorism, and sabotage, Marcos learns the truth about his brother Aaron, only to find that sibling secrets can be every bit as dangerous a...

David Unger, born in Guatemala, is a prize winning translator, U.S. representative of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, and director of City College of New York’s Publishing Certificate Program.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:June 24, 2004Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:029920054X

ISBN - 13:9780299200541

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"A sharply intelligent, passionately written novel."—Oscar Hijuelos, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love