At a glance:
- Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
- First Published: 1993
- Type of Plot: Realism
- Time of Work: The 1980’s
- Setting: Naccos, a remote Andean village in Peru
- Characters: Lituma, Tomás Carreño, Pedro Tinoco, Casimiro Huarcaya, Demetrio Chanca, Llantac, Dionisio, Doña Adriana
- Genres: Long fiction, Realism, Novel
- Subjects: Politics, Love or romance, Supernatural, Superstition, Human rights, Poverty or poor people, Economics, Mysteries, Spiritualism, Military life or service, Catholics or Catholic Church, Terrorism or terrorists, Guerrillas or guerrilla warfare, South America or South Americans, Peru or Peruvians, Sacrifice
- Locales: Andes, Peru, South America
Death in the Andes is divided into two parts, of five and four chapters respectively, and an epilogue. Each chapter is further divided into three sections that narrate different parts of the story. The novel is based in part on observations Vargas Llosa made while serving as leader of a 1983 Peruvian government commission investigating the massacre of eight journalists in a remote Andean mountain village.
Vargas Llosa is represented by the fictional character of Corporal Lituma, a native of Piura, a major city in the northwestern coastal valley of Peru....
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