by Jorge Volpi Escalante and Alfred MacAdam
December 4, 2009 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.
December 4, 2009 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.
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