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Death in the Andes By Mario Vargas Llosa

Death in the Andes
by Mario Vargas Llosa

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In an isolated community in the Peruvian Andes, a series of mysterious disappearances has occurred. 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.
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Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa

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 townspeople 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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About Mario Vargas Llosa


Mario Vargas Llosa was born in Peru in 1936. He is the author of some of the last half-century's most important novels, including The War of the End of the World, The Feast of the Goat, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter and Conversation in the Cathedral. In 2010 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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GOR001041473
Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa
Mario Vargas Llosa
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2004-11-04
256
057117549X
9780571175499
Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature 2010 (Australia)
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