Like those writers to whom he has been compared--Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, James Joyce, and Rabelais--del Paso draws upon myth, science, and world literature to expand his particular story to universal proportions. Telling the story of a medical medical student who's engaged in an incestuous affair with his cousin, the novel satirizes advertising, politics, pornography, and mythology, while at the same time celebrating the body with a thoroughness that only a student of medicine could manage.

Palinuro of Mexico 1996, Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN-13: 9781564780959

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Palinuro of Mexico 1989, Quartet Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780704326682

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