La fiesta del chivo
If the devil exists, he is personified in the protagonist of La Fiesta del Chivo, by Mario Vargas Llosa. Based on the last days and the assassination of one of the most tyrannical and bloodthirsty dictators of Latin America, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. The author recounts the story of Urania... show more
If the devil exists, he is personified in the protagonist of La Fiesta del Chivo, by Mario Vargas Llosa. Based on the last days and the assassination of one of the most tyrannical and bloodthirsty dictators of Latin America, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. The author recounts the story of Urania Cabral, a woman who fled from Trujillo's regime in the Dominican Republic as a young child and returns to confront a terrifying past. A passionate story combining anger and bewilderment. It is almost unthinkable to accept the brutal happenings as real; it is easier to believe that they were only possible in the mind of the author.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 1st 2006
Publisher: Punto de Lectura
Pages no: 526
Edition language: Spanish
The Feast of the Goat was the last book picked by my RL book club and I’m so grateful that they chose it, otherwise I mightn’t have read this fantastic book about the Trujillo era. The book starts off by introducing us to Urania Cabal who has just returned to the Dominican Republic at the age of f...
When I saw him so absorbed in his reading, for he was reading as he walked, my curiosity was piqued. You know how much I love books. I could not have been more astonished. He can not be in his right mind. Do you know what he was enjoying so much? A book about Chinese tortures, with photographs of th...
I'd just started an Irvine Welsh novel when I remembered that I have a meeting of my RL book club at the end of the month *slaps head*. With that in mind I decided I should really get started on this as I'm not getting a lot of time to read at the minute, due to writing commitments. So far I'm rea...
Llosa takes the huge, horrible story of the reign of Trujillo and distills it into two intense events. One is very public, involving a large cast of characters: the day of Trujillo's assassination and its immediate aftermath. The other is intensely personal for one fictional woman and her family: ...