by Michael Nava
A sweeping novel of Mexico set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, The City of Palaces is a story of faith and reason, cathedrals and hovels, barefoot street vendors and frock-coated businessmen, grand opera and silent film, presidents and peasants, the living and the dead.
City of Palaces
Michael Nava is the author of an acclaimed series of seven novels featuring gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios which won six Lambda Literary Awards. In 2000, he was awarded the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in LGBT literature. The New York Times review of the last Rios novel called him "one of our best." His most recent novel, The City of Palaces, was published in 2014 by the University of Wisconsin Press. The City of Palaces was a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for best gay novel and was awarded the 2014 International Latino Literary Award for best novel. This new novel, Lay Your Sleeping Head, a reimagining of the first Henry Rios novel published 30 years ago, is the first of a revised edition of the Rios novels to be published by Kórima Press.
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Pub Date: April 10, 2014
Copyright Date: 2014
- Fiction | Historical
- Mexico -History
-1867-1910 -Revolution, 1910-1920
- Mexico City (Mexico)