Harsh Times

£20.00

Guatemala, 1954. A CIA-supported military coup topples the government. Behind this violent act is a lie passed off as truth, which forever changed the development of Latin America: that those in power encouraged the spread of Soviet communism in the Americas. Mario Vargas Llosa has written a drama on a world stage, in which some persecutors end up as victims of the very plot they helped construct.

ISBN: 9780571365654 Author: Vargas, Llosa, Mario Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 25th November 2021 Imprint: Faber & Faber Cover: Hardback Dewey: 863.64 (edition:23) Pages: 320 Language: English Edition: Hardback original Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

“A wildly enjoyable book; the 85-year-old Vargas Llosa is as sharp and mordantly funny as ever.”
Financial Times

Guatemala, 1954. A CIA-supported military coup topples the government. Behind this violent act is a lie passed off as truth, which forever changed the development of Latin America: that those in power encouraged the spread of Soviet communism in the Americas.

Mario Vargas Llosa has written a drama on a world stage, in which some persecutors end up as victims of the very plot they helped construct. Ironic and sensual, provocative and redemptive, Harsh Times is a story of international conspiracies and conflicting interests in the time of the Cold War, the echoes of which are still felt today.

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