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Mario Vargas Llosa

  • Original Title: TIEMPOS RECIOS
  • Publication date: October 2019
  • Publisher: ALFAGUARA
  • Country: PE
  • 360 print pages
  • Drama

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 20th century
  • Location setting: Guatemala
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Looking back on one's life, Double identity, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Manipulation, Conspiracy, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Power, Totalitarian regime, War and other conflicts, Modernization, Corruption

Pitch

Guatemala, 1950s. In spite of his efforts to establish a lasting democracy, President Jacobo Árbenz is falsely accused by the US’ propaganda machine of being a communist and a Soviet link in Latin America. A coup d’état is being planned... A novel of political espionage, contract killings, betrayals, and a femme fatale known as Miss Guatemala.

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Translation rights sold: US, France, Germany, Italy, and 11 more countries

A great political novel that has been very much compared with THE FEAST OF THE GOAT by the same author.

Mario Vargas Llosa is a Peruvian-Spanish is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading authors of his generation. Some critics consider him to have had a larger international impact and worldwide audience than any other writer of the Latin American Boom. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat".

Summary

TIEMPOS RECIOS is a story of international conspiracies and interests in the Cold War years, whose echoes resonate until today. A revealing novel set in Guatemala that directly addresses recent history.

Guatemala, 1950s. In spite of his efforts to establish a solid, lasting democracy, President Jacobo Árbenz is falsely accused by the United States’ propaganda machine of being a communist and a Soviet link in Latin America. Behind his back, a coup d’état is being planned, involving the Eisenhower Administration, the CIA, the dictator of the Dominican Republic, Leónidas Trujillo (nicknamed The Goat), and a mediocre general, Carlos Castillo Armas, designated as the puppet who will take command of the country.

Political espionage, contract killings, betrayals, and a femme fatale known as Miss Guatemala: the Central American underworld is brimming with characters worthy of a fast-paced thriller. They are the living history of a country and a decade when Guatemala embodied the impossible dream of modernization that marked the history of much of Latin America in the 20th century.

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  • Author’s biography

    Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa (born 1936) is a Peruvian-Spanish writer, politician, journalist, essayist, and Nobel Prize laureate. He is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading authors of his generation. Some critics consider him to have had a larger international impact and worldwide audience than any other writer of the Latin American Boom. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat".