Christopher Unborn

Carlos Fuentes, Author, Alfred J. Mac Adam, Translator
Carlos Fuentes, Author, Alfred J. Mac Adam, Translator Vintage Books USA $4.5 (531p) ISBN 978-0-679-73222-8
Reviewed on: 10/01/1990
Release date: 10/01/1990
An omniscient fetus of a narrator, conceived to be born on the 500th anniversary of the European discovery of America, tells of a highly diminished (Yucatan has been sold to Club Mediterranee), highly polluted Mexico and, using ``nearly every stylistic device known to modern fictionists,'' observes his parents, uncles, maiden aunts, national leaders, tourists, rock musicians, and recounts outrageous incidents past and present that defy summarization. ``Though witty, erudite and incisive, Fuentes cannot overcome the storytelling obstacle he has willfully set up,'' noted PW. (Oct.)
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