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Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend

Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend

Author(s): Patrick Symmes

Location(s): Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1952 and early 1990's

In 1952 Ernesto Guevara and a friend took a motorcycle journey across the back roads of South America. During that journey Ernesto transformed into Che Guevara. About 40 years later Patrick Symmes followed the same route, for the most...

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Goodbye Buenos Aires

Goodbye Buenos Aires

Author(s): Andrew Graham-Yooll

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1920s, 1930s

Goodbye Buenos Aires” is a vivid and earthly celebration of Argentina, which chronicles the rise and fall of the British colony in the ’20s and ’30s through the imaginative biography of one of its charismatic representatives – a hard-drinking,...

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Hopscotch

Hopscotch

Author(s): Julio Cortázar

Location(s): Buenos Aires, Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s

The story of two young writers whose lives are playing themselves out in Buenos Aires and Paris to the sounds of jazz and brilliant talk, Hopscotch, written in 1963, was the first hypertext novel. Anticipating the age of the...

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Merlin at War

Merlin at War

Author(s): Mark Ellis

Location(s): Buenos Aires, Cairo, France, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): WW II

War rages across Europe. France is under the Nazi thumb. Britain has its back to the wall. In London, Scotland Yard detective Merlin investigates a series of disturbing events – a young girl killed in a botched abortion, a...

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Midnight Serenade

Midnight Serenade

Author(s): Alli Sinclair

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Present day and 1950s

On the sultry streets of Buenos Aires, the daughter of a world class tango diva searches for answers about the mother who abandoned her—and uncovers decades of lies and deception… After twenty years of wondering why her mother chose...

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Prison Diary, Argentina

Prison Diary, Argentina

Author(s): Simon Winchester

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1980s

A British journalist recounts his experiences in an Argentinian jail during the Falklands War on suspicion of spying

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Santa Evita

Santa Evita

Author(s): Tomás Martinez

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1950s

Among the great corpses of our age are Lenin, Mao Tse-tung and Stalin. Mao, at least, is still on view for the masses to see, some two decades after his demise. But no corpse engendered as much intrigue as...

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School for Patriots

School for Patriots

Author(s): Martin Kohan

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

Set during the time of the Falklands War – a shocking exposure of the moral degradation that contaminated institutions of Argentinian society A school assistant in Buenos Aires’most prestigious state school, Maria Teresa Cornejo’s job is to keep the...

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Show No Mercy

Show No Mercy

Author(s): Cindy Gerard

Location(s): Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Leaving the CIA to take a job with Black Ops, Inc., a private security and intelligence firm specializing in jobs the military and CIA will not touch, Gabriel Jones becomes involved with American journalist Jenna McMillan when she accidentally...

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Tender is the Flesh

Tender is the Flesh

Author(s): Augustina Bazterrica

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2000s

‘This book will pull you in, take hold, and not let go until you reach the final page perhaps for longer than that. Without a doubt, my favourite read of this year’ Christina Dalcher, author of VOX ‘What a...

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