México, D.F: Editorial Planeta Mexicana, 2015. First Edition. Paperback. 236p., wrps. new. Item #57660
"La isla tiene forma de ballena" exposes a part of Mexican history that is little known: the work of a group of liberals, who in exile established the Mexican Liberal Club in New York to join forces against the empire of Maximilian and the French intervention. The narrative centers around Captain Aristides Bringas, a detective, and his assistant Sebastian Casanueva. This duo goes to the city to join the club and take on a crucial mission: obtain weapons and curb clandestine conservative resistance efforts, led by Luz Contreras Flannagan. This is Vicente Quirarte's first novel.