"A complex historical pageant of astonishing richness" - The Guardian
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 18 mm
"Engaging, audacious, and flat-out fun... Sudden Death marks the arrival of a major player on the capital-L courts of literature" * Vice *
"Intellectually formidable... Enrigue is a cerebral and sanguine Spanish-Language postmodernist... It takes literary bravery to be this candid as a writer" * New Statesman *
"Dazzlingly clever and thrillingly original" * Mail on Sunday *
"Exhilarating, funny, and surprisingly sexy... Enrigue turns historical figures into real, flesh-and-blood people and really gets you thinking about art and history: what qualifies as either - and why" * Buzzfeed *
"Brilliant... Enrigue has crafted a tennis allegory for the modern age: a heady, raucous meditation on chaos, power, language and the ways in which history is created and preserved... Enrigue blends historical elements with fantasy to conjure a light, knowing and very funny history in which the present is always lurking beneath the surface... Enrigue's prose is endlessly inventive, full of aphorisms, wry anecdotes and swaggering declarations." * Financial Times *
"Ingenius and clever... Engagingly original... There are traces of Pynchon's zany allure... Sudden Death is rich and lively with warmth which counters the bleakness of history." -- Eileen Battersby * Irish Times *
"Endlessly inventive" * Guardian, Best Books of 2016 *
"Glorious... [Enrigue's] approach has both great entertainment value and intellectual appeal, especially as a corrective to a Eurocentric view of history... A splendid introduction to Mr. Enrigue's varied body of work" * New York Times *
"A rare example of an artful, comedic, deeply literary novel with the potential to become a fixture on bookshelves everywhere" * Flavorwire *
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