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The Feast of the Goat

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Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,
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1st American ed.
ALibrary JournalBest Book Vargas Llosa's vivid historical portrait of a regime of fear and its aftermath It is 1961. The Dominican Republic languishes under economic sanctions; the Catholic church spurs its clergy against the government; from its highest ranks down, the country is arrested in bone-chilling fear. InThe Feast of the GoatVargas Llosa unflinchingly tells the story of a regime's final days and the unsteady efforts of the men who would replace it. His narrative skates between the rituals of the hated dictator, Rafael Trujillo, in his daily routine, and the laying-in-wait of the assasins who will kill him; their initial triumph; and the shock of fear's release--and replacements. In the novel's final chapters we learn Urania Cabral's story, self-imposed exile whose father was Trujillo's cowardly Secretary of State. Drawn back to the country of her birth from 30 years after Trujillo's assasination, the widening scope of the dictator's cruelty finds expression in her story, and a rapt audience in her extended family. InThe Feast of the Goat, Vargas Llosa weighs the burden of a corrupt and corruptive regime upon the people who live beneath it. This is a moving portrait of an unrepentant dictator and the unwilling citizens drawn into his orbit.
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Grouping Title feast of the goat
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display_description Returning to her native Dominican Republic, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral discovers that Rafael Trujillo, the depraved dictator called "the Goat," still reigns over his inner circle, which includes Urania's father, with brutality and blackmail. But Trujillo's grasp is slipping. There is a conspiracy against him, and a Machiavellian revolution is already under way that will have bloody consequences of its own. This magisterial novel recounts the end of a regime and the terrible birth of a democracy, giving voice to the historical Trujillo and to the victims, both innocent and complicit, who were drawn into his deadly orbit. -- Publisher description.
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subject_facet Dominican Republic -- History -- 1961- -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Nineteen sixties -- Fiction, Novela peruana -- Siglo XX -- Traducciones al inglés, Peruvian fiction -- 21st century, Political fiction, Spanish fiction -- Translations into English -- 21st century, Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidas, -- 1891-1961 -- Fiction, Women lawyers -- Fiction
title_display The Feast of the Goat
title_full The Feast of the Goat / Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
title_short The Feast of the Goat
topic_facet Fathers and daughters, History, Nineteen sixties, Peruvian fiction, Spanish fiction, Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidas, Women lawyers