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Montero, Mayra 1952-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 278 publications in 8 languages and 6,764 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PQ7440.M56, 863.64
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Dancing to "Almendra" by Mayra Montero( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Havana, 1957. On the same day that the Mafia capo Umberto Anastasia is assassinated in a barber's chair in New York, a hippopotamus escapes from the zoo and is shot and killed by its pursuers. Assigned to cover the zoo story, Joaquin Porrata, a young Cuban journalist, finds himself embroiled in the mysterious connections between the hippo's death and the Mafioso's in this intoxicating story of murder, mobsters, and, finally, love
Captain of the sleepers by Mayra Montero( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For fifty years Andres Yasin has held a grudge against J. T. Bunker for an alleged affair with Andres' mother. Will the truth finally come out after all these years?
The red of his shadow : a novel by Mayra Montero( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is Holy Week, and the Haitian sugar cane harvesters can temporarily lose themselves in the fervor of voudou. But amidst the colorful festival, a struggle for power, as well as a ferocious passion, develops between Mistress Zule, voudou priestess and spiritual leader, and the infamous Simila Bolosse, a rival priest backed by the bloodthirsty "tontons macoutes."
In the palm of darkness : a novel by Mayra Montero( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translation of Tú, la oscuridad, a work by a Cuban-born author now living in Puerto Rico. English-language readers may wish for some background information about Montero or the context of her novel. However, they will find helpful a map of Haiti (not included in Spanish original) that will enable them to follow the protagonist's search for an extinct red frog"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The messenger : a novel by Mayra Montero( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bomb explodes during a performance of the opera Aida in 1920s Havana. As he flees the blast, tenor Enrico Caruso runs into a Chinese-Cuban woman who is also called Aida. What follows is a romance that parallels the opera. By the author of In the Palm of Darkness
Son de almendra by Mayra Montero( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El capo mafioso Umberto Anastasia acaba de ser asesinado en Nueva York. Corre el mes de octubre de 1957, y se avecina una guerra por el control de los casinos habaneros. Joaquín es un joven periodista que decide investigar las conexiones de importantes personajes cubanos con el bajo mundo. En su búsqueda, comienza a frecuentar a un cuidador de fieras de zoológico, quien aparenta conocer las claves de una macabra conspiración, y se enamora de una mujer de circo, que le revelará un mundo de posibilidades trucadas: el desencanto como juego de espejos y el doble fondo de los amores imposibles.--Desde la descripción de la editorial
The last night I spent with you : a novel by Mayra Montero( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From acclaimed Cuban writer Mayra Montero, author of "The Messenger", comes a highly charged erotic novel that explores the impossible vertigo of late passion. "The Last Night I Spent With You" confronts the mysteries of death and desire with subtlety, dark humor, and elegant prose
La última noche que pase contigo by Mayra Montero( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in Spanish and Italian and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celia y Fernando, al casarse su hija, deciden hacer un crucero por el Caribe en el modesto intento de recobrar una intimidad diezmada hace tiempo por la rutina matrimonial. El viaje por las islas de ensueño, que ocultan no obstante extraños misterios, se inicia, como todos los cruceros, al ritmo dulzón de los boleros. Poco a poco, por un lado, el lector va remontándose en el pasado de la pareja y, al filo de sus recuerdos, en esa otra vida, más rica y sugerente, donde las parejas suelen agazapar los intensos secretos inconfesables. Por otro, en el placentero escenario del crucero, el lector descubre, junto con Celia y Fernando, que esos mismos recuerdos, en contacto con la sensualidad natural del entorno, están alimentando, contaminando, las fantasías eróticas largamente deseadas y contenidas y que irán cobrando realidad.--Descripción de la editorial
Deep purple : a novel by Mayra Montero( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguished music critic Agustin Caban has written for a San Juan newspaper all his life. Forced to retire, he continues to haunt its offices, encouraged by his former editor. Agustin is writing his memoirs, and his editor can't wait to read each passionate and titillating installment
Tu, la oscuridad by Mayra Montero( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het onderzoek van een Amerikaan naar een zeldzame kikkersoort op Haïti verloopt niet voorspoedig omdat de kikkerpopulatie alarmerend is afgenomen en omdat het politieke klimaat instabiel is
Como un mensajero tuyo by Mayra Montero( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Púrpura profundo by Mayra Montero( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La trenza de la hermosa luna by Mayra Montero( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in Spanish and Italian and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hace 20 años, empecé a escribir un cuento sobre la insurrección haitiana contra Jean-Claude Duvalier. Ese cuento trataba de ser un homenaje a la amistad entre dos hombres, un marinero y un sacerdote de vudú, y también al país cuya magia me había seducido desde que era niña. El cuento creció, se me fue yendo apasionadamente de las manos y se convirtió en mi primera novela. Me satisface que Ediciones Callejón rescate estas páginas en momentos en que Haití, de cara a su bicentenario, sigue luchando por su integridad, por su soberanía, y por la amistad en cierta forma; esas alianzas individuales y colectivas, que son las que en definitiva forjan la voluntad de un pueblo--La Autora
El caballero de San Petersburgo by Mayra Montero( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late eighteenth century, the young Creole Antonia de Salis lives with her cousin Teresa in Russia. There are visited by a fascinating Venezuelan military man, Francisco de Miranda, who is pursuing independence for Latin America and who is visiting Russia to arrange an alliance with Potemkin. Antonia falls for this seductive, idealistic and fiery character, a reputed womanizer and great storyteller to the ladies. So much so that, after some furtive meetings, she decides to follow him to St. Petersburg, where Francisco de Miranda is haunted unknowingly by a Spanish diplomat committed to capturing him. Thirty years later, in the prison of the Carrack in Cadiz (the facts are thoroughly documented), a sick and defeated Miranda receives visits and care from an enigmatic woman who is well aware of the adventures in Crimea and St. Petersburg
El caballero de la flauta by Mayra Montero( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vana ilusión : las memorias noveladas de Narciso Figueroa by Mayra Montero( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veintitrés y una tortuga by Mayra Montero( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aguaceros dispersos by Mayra Montero( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedir de boca by Antonio S Vera-León( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viaje a Isla de Mona by Mayra Montero( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta es la aventura de cinco muchachos que se fugan en lancha a la deshabitada Isla de Mona para rescatar el hermano de uno del grupo, a quien temen dejado a su suerte por dos desalmados que lo transportaban ilegalmente de la República Dominicana a Puerto Rico. En Mona, corren toda clase de riesgos: morir de sed, envenenados o a tiros a manos de piratas o de traficantes. Si sobreviven, la experiencia habrá sido alucinante
 
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Montero, Mayra

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Captain of the sleepersThe red of his shadow : a novelIn the palm of darkness : a novelThe messenger : a novelSon de almendraThe last night I spent with you : a novelLa última noche que pase contigoDeep purple : a novel