The Time of the Hero
The Time of the Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa is ‘a work of undeniable power and skill’ (Sunday Telegraph) set in a military academy in Lima, focusing on a group of cadets whose pranks set of a cycle of betrayal, murder and revenge which jeopardizes the entire military hierarchy.
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The Time of the Hero has been acclaimed by critics around the world as one of the outstanding 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 of cadets attempt to break out of the vicious round of sadistic ragging, military discipline, confinement and boredom. But their pranks set off a cycle of betrayal, murder and revenge which jeopardizes the entire military hierarchy.
‘A work of undeniable power and skill.’ Sunday Telegraph
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