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Death in the Andes - Edith Grossman, Mario Vargas Llosa
Death in the Andes
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In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomás have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard the town from the Shining Path guerrillas they assume are responsible. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their... show more
In a remote Andean village, three men have disappeared. Peruvian Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomás have been dispatched to investigate, and to guard the town from the Shining Path guerrillas they assume are responsible. But the townspeople do not trust the officers, and they have their own ideas about what forces claimed the bodies of the missing men. To pass the time, and to cope with their homesickness, Tomás entertains Lituma nightly with the sensuous, surreal tale of his precarious love affair with a wayward prostitute. His stories are intermingled with the ongoing mystery of the missing men.Death in the Andes is an atmospheric suspense story and a political allegory, a panoramic view of contemporary Peru from one of the world's great novelists.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312427252 (0312427255)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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While the book was not unenjoyable, it's not a book that I've thought about since I finished it.
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Death in the Andes is ostensibly a mystery. Three men are missing in an impoverished Andean mining town. This is originally blamed on the Senderistas, a vicious Communist guerrilla group that terrorized Peru in the 80s. However, when Civil Guards Lituma and Carreno investigate, they suggest there ma...
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