The Guillotine Squad

Translated by Alan Page

About The Book

Full of Arriaga's trademark humor and irony present in his films and novels, The Guillotine Squad takes us back to one of the most exciting times in Mexican history. Feliciano Velasco y Borbolla de la Fuente, a lawyer, sells his famous invention, the guillotine, to Pancho Villa, the renowned insurgent general of the Mexican Revolution. Soon Feliciano finds himself immersed in the logic of this simultaneously bizarre, heroic, and cruel world of Villa's troops.

About The Author

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Guillermo Arriaga es un escritor mexicano que ha alcanzado la fama mundial como guionista de la película Amores perros, de gran éxito internacional, y de las películas 21 Gramos, Las tres muertes de Melquiades Estrada, y Babel. Arriaga es también el autor de las novelas: El Búfalo de la noche y Escuadrón guillotina.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Washington Square Press (May 15, 2007)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416538776

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"With Guillermo Arriaga's work, something curious happens: he discovers new paths, abandons previous characters and themes, and manages to confect a truly masterful little novel."
-- Amarantxa Ferrari, La Reforma

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