Jorge Volpi Escalante
Books by Jorge Volpi Escalante
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2009's top works of foreign fiction, as picked by critic Jessa Crispin, feature a geography as wide ranging as their topics: genetic research, civil unrest, sibling resentment, and fairy-tale depictions of government corruption.
This historical epic by Jorge Volpi spans the years of Communist rule in Eastern Europe and Russia, weaving together the lives of well-known figures and imagined characters around murder and fate.