The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes

The Old Gringo

Carlos Fuentes with Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)

fiction historical adventurous slow-paced

199 pages | first published 1985

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One of Carlos Fuentes's greatest works, The Old Gringo tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among Pancho Villa's soldiers, particularly his encounter with...
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