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The rag doll plagues : a novel, Alejandro Morales

Label
The rag doll plagues : a novel
Title
The rag doll plagues
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alejandro Morales
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mexican fiction writer Morales ( Brick People ) exhibits his range in a novel showing Hispanic doctors battling deadly infectious diseases over three centuries. The first section, a rather formal historical account, tells of an 18th-century Spanish physician sent to Mexico to diagnose and cure a plague, LaMona. The epidemic eventually subsides by itself, but the physician has fallen in love with New Spain and decided to make it his home. A contemporary Hispanic doctor living in Los Angeles affectingly narrates the book's second portion. When his wife, a hemophiliac, contracts AIDS through a contaminated blood transfusion, he takes her to Mexico to participate in an Indian healing ritual; although spiritually uplifting, the ceremony cannot halt the disease's ravages. The second doctor's grandson, also a physician, relates the final story, set in the future. A plague eerily similar to LaMona sweeps the population of Lamex, a U.S./Mexican technocratic confederation. The medical establishment is helpless until the narrator discovers that transfusions from pure-blooded Mexico City residents will cure the disease--the metropolis is so hideously polluted that its inhabitants' blood has genetically mutated, developing an antibody to the plague"--Publishers Weekly
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O759
LC item number
R34 1991
Literary form
fiction
Label
The rag doll plagues : a novel, Alejandro Morales
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
23180253
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
200 p.
Isbn
9781558850361
Lccn
91002381 //r92
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Signed by author. Purchased by the Hispanic Writers Endowment. With dust jacket.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
Label
The rag doll plagues : a novel, Alejandro Morales
Publication
Control code
23180253
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
200 p.
Isbn
9781558850361
Lccn
91002381 //r92
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Signed by author. Purchased by the Hispanic Writers Endowment. With dust jacket.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries

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