Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa

Death in the Andes Paperback Oct 2 2007

By Mario Vargas Llosa
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In an isolated community in the Peruvian Andes, a series of mysterious disappearances has occurred. Army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomas believe the Shining Path guerrillas are responsible, but the towns people have their own ideas about the forces that claimed the bodies of the missing men. This riveting novel is filled with unforgettable characters, among them disenfranchised Indians, eccentric local folk, and a couple performing strange cannibalistic sacrifices. As the investigation progresses, Tomas entertains Lituma with the surreal tale of a precarious love affair. Death in the Andes is both a fascinating detective novel and an insightful political allegory. Mario Vargas Llosa offers a panoramic view of Peruvian society, from the recent social upheaval to the cultural influences in its past.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
St Martin's Press
Publication date
Oct 2 2007
Language
English
Pages
275
ISBN-13
9780312427252
ISBN-10
0312427255
Weight
254g
Dimensions
168.0mm x 210.0mm