In the Name of the Son

by Mario Guillermo Huacuja



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/26/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781425190804
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781425190828

About the Book

Through its examination of the relationship between a single immigrant mother and her son, In the Name of the Son offers a perspective on the lives of Hispanic American migrants, as well as the social, political and economic upheavals that marked the U.S. and Mexico at the beginning of the 21st Century.
Julieta Sanchez lives with her son in Manhattan’s upper west side. As her son grows up, he naturally becomes curious about his origins, and about the father he never knew. His quest to discover his true identity will take him to Mexico City and to Paris, back to New York, and finally to the tropical rainforests of southeastern Mexico.
The story narrates the internal conflict of a young man trying to ascertain the identity of his father, who will ultimately uncover the unexpectedly violent and disturbing truth of his origins. His search leads him into a labyrinth full of mirrors, where he finds his own reflection changing at every step.
Mario Huacuja delivers a fast-paced novel with a cinematic flavor, offering unexpected twists in every scene. It is perhaps no accident that one of the characters turns out to be the silver screen legend himself, Robert De Niro.
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About the Author

Mario Huacuja is a Mexican writer with four published novels to his credit: Temblores, about the war that rocked Central America in the seventies and eighties; Las Dos Orillas del Río, tracing the historical divide that separates the U.S. and Mexico; La Resurección De La Santa María, based on the sea voyage the author himself took in an old caravel from Acapulco to Japan, and El Viaje Más Largo, a fictional account of Magellan's first voyage around the world. Huacuja has also worked as a university professor, television and radio script writer, and a communications expert in various government departments. In the Name of the Son is his first novel to be translated into English.
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