Red April (Abril rojo) is the English translation from Spanish of a whodunit novel by Santiago Roncagliolo, published in and was awarded the Alfaguara. “Abril Rojo” by Santiago Roncagliolo. Premio Alfaguara de Novela ed. Alfaguara, Spain. Review by Victoria. I read this book as my contribution to Global Reading Challenge (South America) Roncagliolo, S. Abril Rojo () Santillana Ediciones.
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The main character Associated District Prosecutor Felix Chacaltana Saldivar, an unambitious, hapless, by-the-book civil servant, has to face a murder santisgo, a burned corpse that has been found mutilated. The brutality of the crime suggests the possible implication of the terrorist group Shinning Path.
Therefore the case is close with an empty report. As a reward Felix Chacaltana Saldivar is sent to a remote village to monitor the presidential elections where the nonexistent terrorist group still operates.
The obsessively bureaucra tic civil servant will have to get use to the eoncagliolo procedures of the local police and the military authorities. Upon roncaglliolo return to Ayacucho he stubbornly continues with the investigation when he finds out that anyone who talks with him dies. Red April is a superb reading.
The story is so powerful that it grabs your attention from the first to the xbril page. Santiago Roncagliolo Lima earned international recognition when he was awarded with Premio Alfaguara de Novela for Red Aprilso far his only political thriller.
For further se visit: An intervie w with Peruvian author Santiago Roncagliolo The complete review. Abril rojo — Santiago Roncagliolo.
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