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    9781609808518 Paperback / softback, Trade, , $22.95 CAD
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'68
The Mexican Autumn of the Tlatelolco Massacre
9781609808495 Paperback, Trade English General Trade HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico Oct 29, 2019
$22.95 CAD
Active 5.51 x 8.24 x 0.38 in 144 pages Seven Stories Press
In Mexico City on the night of October 2, 1968, at least two hundred students—among thousands protesting election fraud and campaigning for university reform—were shot dead in a bloody showdown with government troops in Tlatelolco Square. The bodies were collected and trucked away and the cobblestones washed clean. Hundreds more were arrested, and imprisoned for years. To this day, no one has been held accountable for the acts of savagery and these events are nowhere to be found in official histories. One member of the student movement that was crushed that night, Paco Taibo, would become an international literary figure. ’68is his account of the events of October 2, and of the student movement that preceded them. In provocative, anecdotal prose, Taibo claims for history “one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands.”

2018 marks the 50TH ANNIVERSARY of the Tlatelolco Massacre

Will feature NEW INTRODUCTION by notable person TK

COURSE ADOPTION POTENTIAL for Latin American Studies, History

Published simultaneously in English and Spanish editions

Paco Ignacio Taibo II, best known for his detective Héctor Belascoarán Shayne book series, is one of the foremost crime fiction writers in the Spanish-speaking world today. In 2019 he was named head of Mexico’s Fondo de Cultura Económica, effectively a minister of literary culture. He is also the director of the acclaimed Semana Negra de Gijón, a literary festival in Spain. He is a tireless social activist, historian, and author of the best-selling biography of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Guevara Also Known as Che. He has written more than forty books altogether, which have been published in twenty-eight countries. Some of his novels have been considered “Best Books of the Year” by the New York TimesLe Monde, and the Los Angeles Times. He has received several literary prizes, including the Premio Hammett for best crime fiction in Spain (three times), the 813 literary award for best foreign crime novel published in France, and the Premio Bancarella for the best book of the year in Italy. 
Donald Nicholson-Smith has translated numerous works from the French and Spanish including Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle and Raoul Vaneigem’s The Revolution of Everyday Life.

Author Residence: Mexico

Author Hometown: Mexico

Marketing: Facebook ads targeting followers of left media

Academic marketing to LASA conference and professors AND to courses dedicated to the student movements of the 60s and 70s



Publicity: Author interviews in major media on 50th anniversary of massacre—NPR, Democracy Now, Vice, and elsewhere

Pitch Feature on Zinn Education Project website/“This Day in History”

Features/Interviews with author on Univision, El Nuevo Herald, and other US-based Spanish-language major media

Feature book at Miami Book Fair International



“The real enchantment of Mr. Taibo’s storytelling art lies in the ’wild and melancholy’ tango of life he sees everywhere.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"Beautifully realized memoir of the Oct. 1968 Tlatelolco student massacre…He evokes relationships, passions and arguments lovingly…. Taibo’s memoir goes a long way toward setting the record straight.—Publishers Weekly

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