The Uncomfortable Dead: (what's Missing is Missing) : a Novel by Four Hands

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Akashic Books, 2006 - Fiction - 268 pages
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In alternating chapters, Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos and the consistently excellent Paco Ignacio Taibo II create an uproarious murder mystery with two intersecting story lines.


The chapters written by the famously masked Marcos originate in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico. There, the fictional ÒSubcomandante MarcosÓ assigns Elias ContrerasÑan odd but charming mountain manÑto travel to Mexico City in search of an elusive and hideous murderer named Morales.


The second story line, penned by Taibo, stars his famous series detective HŽctor Belascoar‡n Shayne. HŽctor guzzles Coca-Cola and smokes cigarettes furiously amidst his philosophical and always charming approach to investigating crimesÑin this case, the search for his own ÒMorales.Ó


The two stories collide absurdly and dramatically in the urban sprawl of Mexico City. The ugly history of the cityÕs political violence rears its head, and both detectives find themselves in an unpredictable dance of death with forces at once criminal, historical, and political.

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User Review  - Margaret Killjoy - Goodreads

I really wanted to give this book five stars. It's a fascinating story comparing two leftist detectives in Mexico, one from the Zapatistas and one from Mexico City, as they unravel a web of injustices ... Read full review

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User Review  - Justin Podur - Goodreads

13 years ago I spent a summer as an international human rights observer in Chiapas, and thought of an idea for a detective novel while I was there. I got into political writing and kept the novel on ... Read full review

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‘The Uncomfortable Dead’ - New York Times
Héctor Belascoarán Shayne, independent detective, [was] accustomed to absurd enigmas because he lived in the most marvelously absurd city in the world
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The Uncomfortable Dead by Subcomandante Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo II. ... The Uncomfortable Dead is co-written by Paco Ignacio Taibo – Mexico’s foremost ...
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The Uncomfortable Dead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Uncomfortable Dead or "Inconvenient Dead") (orig. Spanish Muertos incómodos) is a Mexican novel written in conjunction by guerrilla spokesman ...
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The Uncomfortable Dead by Subcomandante Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo II ... The plot of The Uncomfortable Dead is somewhat loose, the mystery tenuous. ...
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New Internationalist: The Uncomfortable Dead
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About the author (2006)

Subcomandante Marcos is a spokesperson and strategist for the Zapatistas, an indigenous insurgency movement based in Mexico. He first joined the indigenous guerrilla group which was to become the Zapatistas in the early 1980s. Marcos is author of several books, including Story of the Colors, which won a Firecracker Alternative Book Award, and Our Word is Our Weapon. Taibo was born in Gijon, Spain and has lived in Mexico since 1958. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, which have been published in many languages around the world, including a mystery series starring Mexican Private Investigator HŽctor Belascoar‡n Shayne. He is a professor of history at the Metropolitcan Unviersity of Mexico City.

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