The Tower of Glass

The Tower of Glass


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The five interlocking stories in The Tower Of Glass create a singular, powerful account of a nation in turmoil - and a prophetic warning about an oppressive government's need to control not just the society but the mind. Through symbolism, wry humour, and outrageous sexual frankness, Ivan Angelo tells of businessmen and whores, poor working people and Death Squads, truth and illusion, and methods of political manipulation and terror. From the gritty, bawdy story of "Bete the Streetwalker" to the Kafkaesque portrait of a prison made of glass, the fictional pieces demonstrate Angelo's masterful wordplay, and his ability to take formal and structural risks without a false step.

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"Angelo's fiction is some of the most vivid and thoughtful to have come out of Latin America in recent years... It forces us to think about human responsibility, and also about power and its abuse. The Tower of Glass is exciting as suspense, but also as argument. The five stories interlock to some degree, as Angelo teases us with puzzles and connections which slowly build up into larger patterns."--Times Literary Supplement

Dalkey Archive Press

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ISBN-13: 9781564783462
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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