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Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano

Author(s): Malcolm Lowry

Location(s): Cuernavaca

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1938

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Geoffrey Firmin, the former British consul iun Mexico is a prisoner of alcoholism. On The Day of the Dead in 1938, his recently divorced wife Yvonne returns to Quauhnahuac (The Aztec name for Cuernavaca), over which two smoking volcanoes loom, to try to persuade him to reconcile.

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