Author(s): Juan Rulfo
Swearing to his dying mother that he'll find the father he has never met, a certain Pedro Paramo, Juan Preciado sets out across the barren plains of Mexico for Comala, the hallucinatory ghost town his father presided over like a feudal lord. Between the realms of the living and the dead, in fragments of dreams and the nightly whispers of Comala's ghosts, there emerges the tragic tale of Pedro Paramo and the town whose every corner holds the taint of his rotten soul.
A legendary classic of magic realism and the most important Mexican novel ever written - with a new foreword by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Juan Rulfo was born in Jalisco in Mexico in 1918 and died in 1986. He is the author of The Burning Plain, a collection of short stories. Pedro Paramo is his only novel. An anthropologist by profession, Rulfo is the great voice of the peasant condition.