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Death in the Andes

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Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
1996.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Description
"The novel tells the story of army corporal Lituma and his deputy Tomas, who have been assigned to treacherous guard duty in an isolated, run-down mining community in the mountains of Peru. The men are homesick and far from enthusiastic about serving as foot soldiers in the Peruvian Army's ongoing war against the Shining Path guerrillas. So, to pass the time, Tomas tells the story of his great love, Mercedes, a troublemaking prostitute who leads him on a precarious, cross-country adventure. But life in the Andes soon turns eventful, too. Lituma and Tomas find themselves caught up in a series of mysterious disappearances involving the Shining Path and, soon enough, a local couple performing cannibalistic sacrifices with a strange similarity to the Dionysian rituals of ancient Greece." "Part detective novel and part political allegory, Death in the Andes offers a panoramic view of Peru today - not only of the current political violence and social upheaval but also of the country's roots in Indian culture and pre-Hispanic mysticism."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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9780312427252
9780374140014
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Grouping Title death in the andes
Grouping Author vargas llosa mario
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display_description 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.
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publishDate 1996, 2007
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subject_facet Mystery fiction, Peru -- Fiction, Sendero Luminoso (Guerrilla group) -- Fiction, Suspense fiction
title_display Death in the Andes
title_full Death in the Andes / Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman
title_short Death in the Andes