The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta

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ISBN 9780571149049 Format Paperback
Published 14/09/1987 Length 320 pages

About Book

The Peru of the near future is in the throes of an insurgency. A revolutionary army is taking on the failing government and the US Marines, and the cities have become vast garbage-strewn slums. In the midst of this, the narrator attempts to reconstruct the story of his friend, a modern revolutionary.

In The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, Mario Vargas Llosa offers not just a brilliant psychological portrait, but also a searing account of Latin America's political scene.