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Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press

Alba

by Delacorta

“Juxtaposing silliness, erotica, reality and surrealism, [Delacorta] reinforces his reputation for creating unique, pop adventures.” –Publishers Weekly

  • Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Publication Date August 01, 1990
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8711-3387-8
  • US List Price $7.95

About The Book

Alba is the latest in the series of hip, stylish mystery novels by Delacorta. Starring the brilliant, eccentric Serge Gorodish and his exotic sidekick, Alba, these novels–beginning with Diva (which was made into the popular film of the same name), through Nana, Luna, Lola, and Vida–have captivated readers around the world. The story continues in Alba–a postmodern, madcap adventure thriller that takes us into the surreal heart of America.

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Praise

“Perverse, romantic and funny.” –Vanity Fair

“Four-star pop entertainment.” –Los Angeles Times

“Delacorta’s America is a highly decorated canvas of big cars, boardwalks, desert highways, and dingy motel rooms, where hamburgers are always consumed with mayonnaise, and a football team called the Wonderful Pink Airplanes comes to the rescue.” –The New Yorker

“A hip, tongue-in-cheek parody of the suspense thriller. . . . Well-plotted [and] infused with flippant wit and a fine eye for caricature.” –Tevvy Ball, Houston Post

“Juxtaposing silliness, erotica, reality and surrealism, [Delacorta] reinforces his reputation for creating unique, pop adventures.” –Publishers Weekly

“Humorously weird and amusingly complex situations, with more than a few wild chases thrown in to satisfy his fans.” –Booklist