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You Dreamed of Empires

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 01/08/2024 - 6:36pm
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You Dreamed of Empires: A Novel By Álvaro Enrigue, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by) Cover Image
By Álvaro Enrigue, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780593544792
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 9th, 2024

This account of the meeting between conquistador Cortés and emperor Moctezuma is my favorite kind of historical fiction. While highly focused in setting—the narrative unfolds over a matter of days and largely within palace walls—we get a monumentally big story about colonialism and imperialism. Full of absurdity, dark comedy, and palace intrigue, it's a fantastic imagining of this historic encounter. I was enthralled to the last word. [Adrienne]

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