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Mario Vargas Llosa - Death in the Andes,
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A road is being built on the high Peruvian sierra. Two policemen are stationed at the work-camp outpost to keep an eye. And then people start to go missing, a an albino, a mute, and then the foreman of works... Who, or what, is responsible? Local terrorists, or local pishtacos (vampires), or something else?
This is a unique, interesting insight into the politics and history of a country I know very little about. It's colourful, mystical, mysterious, and moving. It's also quite clear that Llosa is a brilliant writer - the way he uses flashbacks is superb. The two lead policemen, also, are great, as are the owner of the local bar and his wife. A great read, ideal for those who like to expand their geographic horizons through fiction.