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Montero, Mayra 1952-

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Works: 79 works in 282 publications in 4 languages and 6,735 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Love stories 
Classifications: PQ7440.M56, 863.64
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Dancing to "Almendra" by Mayra Montero ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 881 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
In the palm of darkness : a novel by Mayra Montero ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 595 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
Captain of the sleepers by Mayra Montero ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 559 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 messenger : a novel by Mayra Montero ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 545 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 438 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 )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 433 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
The red of his shadow : a novel by Mayra Montero ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 424 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"
Deep purple : a novel by Mayra Montero ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 313 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
La última noche que pase contigo by Mayra Montero ( Book )
35 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in Spanish and Italian and held by 311 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
Como un mensajero tuyo by Mayra Montero ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El capitán de los dormidos by Mayra Montero ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tu, la oscuridad by Mayra Montero ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and Italian and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Púrpura profundo by Mayra Montero ( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Del rojo de su sombra by Mayra Montero ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in Spanish and Italian and held by 216 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 171 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
Bolero in de nacht by Mayra Montero ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aan de vooravond van de revolutie op Cuba, in de jaren vijftig, ondervindt een journalist dat Havana in handen is van de Amerikaanse maffia
El caballero de la flauta by Mayra Montero ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vana ilusión : las memorias noveladas de Narciso Figueroa by Mayra Montero ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El caballero de San Petersburgo by Mayra Montero ( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A finales del siglo XVIII, la joven criolla Antonia de Salis vive con su prima Teresa en Rusia. Allí reciben la visita de un fascinante militar hispanoamericano, Francisco de Miranda, precursor de la independencia que agita a las colonias, que está de visita en Rusia para tejer una alianza con Potemkin. Antonia cae seducida ante un personaje tan idealista como ardiente, con fama de donjuán y magnífico contador de historias ante las damas. Tanto que, tras algunos encuentros furtivos, decide seguirlo hasta San Petersburgo, donde Francisco de Miranda es perseguido, sin saberlo, por un diplomático español empeñado en capturarlo. Treinta años después, en la cárcel de La Carraca en Cádiz (los hechos están rigurosamente documentados), un general Miranda enfermo y vencido recibe las visitas y los cuidados de una enigmática mujer que tiene muy presentes las aventuras de Crimea y de San Petersburgo
You, darkness by Mayra Montero ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Montero, Mayra
Languages
Spanish (156)
English (42)
Italian (4)
Dutch (2)
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