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Era(s): 20th Century
Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2011 Red April evokes Holy Week during a cruel, bloody, and terrifying time in Peru’s history, shocking for its corrosive mix of assassination, bribery, intrigue, torture, and enforced disappearance – a war...
The lost cities of South America have always exercised a powerful hold on the popular imagination. The ruins of the Incas and other pre-Colombian civilisations are scattered over thousands of miles of still largely uncharted territory, particularly in the...
Location(s): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru
Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future, Travelogue
In a pre-apocalyptic near future, against a backdrop of a faltering global civilization and a living planet in slow-motion death throes, a young, free-spirited couple, Joss and Tina, decide to quit the programme and go on a voyage of...
Location(s): Buenos Aires, Lima, Mendoza
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): Early 19th Century
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...
Era(s): Mid 20th Century
Under the rule of the unseen military dictator General Ordia, suspicion, paranoia and blackmail become realities of public and private life. Through the doors of the Cathedral, a bar and brothel in Lima, come the participants in this novel,...
Location(s): Cambridgeshire, Cusco
‘A good death is better than a bad conscience,’ said Sophie. 1983 – Georgie, Theo, Sophie and Helena, four disparate young Cambridge undergraduates, set out to scale Ausangate, one of the highest and most sacred peaks in the Andes....