Media Type:Audiobook
Genre(s):Literary
Fantasy
Narrator(s):Robert Fass
ISBN:9781666606850
Publish Date:07/24/2012
Run Time:2 Hours, 41 Minutes
Language:English
Publisher:Dreamscape Media

Audiobook

Vlad’ is Vlad the Impaler, of course, whose mythic cruelty was an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In this sly sequel, Vlad really is undead. More than a postmodern riff on ‘the vampire craze,’Vlad’ is also an anatomy of the Mexican bourgeoisie, as well as our culture’s ways of dealing with death. For – as in Dracula – Vlad has need of both a lawyer and a real-estate agent in order to establish his new kingdom, and Yves Navarro and his wife Asuncion fit the bill nicely. Having recently lost a son, might they not welcome the chance to see their remaining child live forever? More importantly, are the pleasures of middle-class life enough to keep one from joining the legions of the damned?