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Publisher Description

Haunted all her life by feelings of terror and emptiness, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral returns to her native Dominican Republic - and finds herself reliving the events of l961, when the capital was still called Trujillo City and one old man terrorized a nation of three million. Rafael Trujillo, the depraved ailing dictator whom Dominicans call the Goat, controls his inner circle with a combination of violence and blackmail. In Trujillo's gaudy palace, treachery and cowardice have become a way of life. But Trujillo's grasp is slipping. There is a conspiracy against him, and a Machiavellian revolution already underway that will have bloody consequences of its own. In this 'masterpiece of Latin American and world literature, and one of the finest political novels ever written' (Bookforum), Mario Vargas Llosa recounts the end of a regime and the birth of a terrible democracy, giving voice to the historical Trujillo and the victims, both innocent and complicit, drawn into his deadly orbit.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
March 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Capitan Tigeron ,

The Feast of the Goat

I was born in the Dominican Republic in the later days of the regime. I felt the suffering and pain which many of my family and their friends some mentioned in this book, endured. This book brought to life the reality of the dictatorship with so much feeling whether actual or not. It is a fantastic work of literature. Thanks Mario, on behalf of my family who were forced to abandom all of their dreams in their homeland. There are still remnants of the dictatorship affecting the Dominican way of life which change and time has not erased.

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