Alex y Robert: The Illustrated Edition

Alex y Robert: The Illustrated Edition

by Wena Poon

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Overview

A BBC Book At Bedtime.

In 1959, two famous Spanish matadors who were best friends perished in the bullring. "Alex y Robert" is the witty, modern fable of their grandchildren: Alejandra, a young American woman determined to become a matador, and Roberto, a reluctant star Spanish bullfighter whom she recruits to help her. Part travel adventure, part cultural critique, the novel portrays man's complex relationship with animals and a new generation's surprising take on an ancient and controversial spectacle.

"With Daria-like dry humor, the novel shows what happens when a yuppie teen from the New World takes up one of the oldest Spanish customs and breaks down the doors which have always been shut to women." - Huffington Post

New illustrated edition in 6 x 9 inch format, featuring the author's Spain bullfighting photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522893882
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/09/2016
Series: Alex y Robert , #1
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Wena Poon is an American novelist and photographer. Her first novel Alex y Robert, about a Texan woman bullfighter in Spain, was adapted by the BBC and broadcast as a 10-episode Radio 4 series. Her play The Wood Orchid, about the Chinese woman warrior Hua Mulan, was professionally staged in Westminster Abbey, London by the Bush Theatre. Author of 13 books of literary fiction, she won the UK's Willesden Herald Short Story Prize and was nominated for France's Prix Hemingway and the UK's Bridport Prize for Poetry. She was also a two-time nominee for Ireland's Frank O'Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize. Wena is known for her work on diaspora culture, transnational identity, and gender roles. She has been the subject of feature interviews in numerous international publications, most notably The Japan Times, South China Morning Post, The Straits Times, Marie Claire, Huffington Post and Vice. www.wenapoon.com

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