"Diana: The Goddess Who Hunts Alone," by...


"Diana: The Goddess Who Hunts Alone," by Carlos Fuentes. Translated by Alfred Mac Adam. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 217 pages. $22

If a fox can out-fox another fox, then that is what happens in this prolific and distinguished author's latest and seemingly semi-autobiographic novella. The hero and narrator is a 41-year-old, notorious womanizer and successful Mexican man of letters with a beautiful actress-wife who steps aside whenever he gets the itch to be with another. That is until this last time when his love for the nymph-like Diana, Hollywood starlet and political activist, takes him into a world he thought was his own. This book is a refreshingly literary international thriller that demands a Saturday afternoon in front of the fireplace.

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