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The Resource Death in the Andes, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman

Death in the Andes, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman

Label
Death in the Andes
Title
Death in the Andes
Statement of responsibility
Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
Set in an isolated, rundown community in the Peruvian Andes, a part mystery, part political allegory follows a series of disappearances that involve the Shining Path guerrillas and a local couple who performs Dionysian sacrifices
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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060389
Cataloging source
GPI
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1936-
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Vargas Llosa, Mario
Dewey number
863/.6
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
LC call number
PQ8498.32.A65
LC item number
L5813 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grossman, Edith
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sendero Luminoso (Guerrilla group)
  • Peru
  • Latin America
Target audience
adult
Label
Death in the Andes, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Spanish as Lituma en los Andes
  • "A novel"--Cover
Control code
ocn193963249
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780312427252
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)193963249
Label
Death in the Andes, Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Spanish as Lituma en los Andes
  • "A novel"--Cover
Control code
ocn193963249
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780312427252
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)193963249

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