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Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

Author(s): Natalia Sylvester

Location(s): Lima

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s

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Andres suspects his wife has left him—again. Then he learns that the unthinkable has happened: she’s been kidnapped. Too much time and too many secrets have come between Andres and Marabela, but now that she’s gone, he’ll do anything...

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A Storm hits Valparaiso

A Storm hits Valparaiso

Author(s): David Gaughran

Location(s): Buenos Aires, Lima, Mendoza

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 19th Century

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In 1810, José de San Martín deserts the Spanish Army and returns home to Buenos Aires to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters. Struggling with an increasing dependence on opiates, San Martín forms a secret army of...

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Lima Nights

Lima Nights

Author(s): Marie Arana

Location(s): Lima

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s onwards

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Carlos Bluhm leads the good life in upper-class Lima: he attends social functions with his elegant wife, goes out drinking with his three best friends, has the occasional, fleeting assignation. . . . Until he meets Maria Fernandez, a...

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Leopold’s Assassin

Leopold’s Assassin

Author(s): J R Rogers

Location(s): Brussels, Dinard, Guyana, Lima, Paris, Recife, St Malo

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Suspense

Era(s): 1902

1902 – It is a cold and rainy Saturday morning the 15th of November in Brussels, Belgium. Gennaro Cataldo, an Italian anarchist, has traveled incognito to Brussels from London and Paris. In the Belgian capital he plans to assassinate...

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The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood

Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa

Location(s): Lima

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s

From the Nobel Laureate comes a politically charged detective novel weaving through the underbelly of Peruvian privilege. In the 1990s, during the turbulent and deeply corrupt years of Alberto Fujimori’s presidency, two wealthy couples of Lima’s high society become...

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The Time of the Hero

The Time of the Hero

Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa

Location(s): Lima

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Mid 20th Century

Spanish novels of recent decades. In the author’s native Peru, this powerful social satire so outraged the authorities that a thousand copies were publicly burned. The novel is set in Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima, where a group...

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