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Javier Avila

ISBN: 978-0-470-04565-7

Mar 2006

200 pages

Select type: Paperback


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In this novel, Javier Avila depicts Henry Juarbe, a graduate student with a steady job and an apparently bright future who does not fit the description of a criminal accused of battery, robbery, and murder. In Different, however, nothing is as it seems. Henry's life changes after he meets Paula, an intriguing beauty with a dangerous past, and Diff, a master criminal who leads him into a life of revenge, violence, and homicide. Unaware of the consequences of his partnership with Diff, Henry finds himself unable to leave a life of crime that becomes increasingly risky, as well as a threat to his relationship with Paula.

Different distills the essence of the "Me" generation. Its ingenious and action-packed plot delivers an intimate meditation on alienation, vengeance, and insanity. It provides the reader with a reflection on the effects of a modern city on a solitary individual, and it illustrates his decay at the hands of an unmerciful outer and inner environment. Different is a thought-provoking, insightful, and compelling thriller.

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