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With an Introduction by Gabriel Garcia MarquezA new translation by Douglas J. WeatherfordIn this stunning masterpiece of the surreal, Juan Preciado sets out on a strange quest, bound by a promise to his dying mother. Embarking down a parched and dusty road, Juan goes to seek his father, Pedro Paramo, from whom they fled many years ago.
The ruined town of Comala is alive with whispers and shadows. Time shifts from one consciousness to another in a hypnotic flow of desires and memories, a world of ghosts dominated by the tyranny of the Paramo family. Womaniser, overlord and murderer, Juan's notorious father retains an eternal grip over Comala.
Its barren and broken-down streets echo the voices of tormented spirits sharing the secrets of the past in an extraordinary chorus of sensory images, violent passions and unfathomable mysteries.
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