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José Agustín
The Tomb

(La tumba)

Literary Fiction

  • Published: 06/10/2014
  • ISBN: 9786073126656
  • 152 pages

Set in Mexico City in the 1960s, The Tomb tackles theissue of the lack of communication among parentsand children. Gabriel Guía, the main character, isthe son of a rich Mexican family. His parents pay noattention to him, so he is disenchanted and cynicaland leads an unrestrained bohemian lifestyle of sex,drugs and alcohol.

About the author

José Agustín is a Mexican whose prolific writings,reflecting an urban sensibility and the modernculture of youth, highlight urban violence anddecay.