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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An amazing read – bravo! This book should be a 4. You were reading nice poems by Chocano, I suppose.

Despite the buzz around fiction from Northern Europe, Red Aprilthe first book by Peruvian author Santiago Roncagliolo to be translated into English, can stand its own in any comparison.

Paperbackroncagliool. His non-fiction book Memorias de una Dama recalls his life as a ghost writer for the daughter of a powerful Dominican family with roots in fascism, mafia and Caribbean dictatorships. Return to Book Page. View all 3 comments.

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Trivia About Abril rojo. Thus it dawns on him that he is able to use his authority for his own designs and file reports that have nothing to do with reality. Refresh and try again. I hope I can transmit the same fervour to you now having read it.


October and November Reading 3 weeks ago. Other books in the series. On Thursdays the captain only comes in the afternoon.

Published April 1st by Alfaguara first published Chacaltana is a by-the-book functionary, drawn in a rather comic fashion, the sort of person who would rather send a memo than talk to someone: Nonetheless, the after-effects of this clash are evident in the novel as is discussed.

Yes, don’t make that face, I’ve heard your jokes, I’ve seen the faces of old politicians when we speak. And then the indigenous rebellions, because Ayacucho was the midway point between Cuzco, the Inca capital, and Lima, the capital of the Spaniards.

Red April is not exactly a great book but an excellent page turner which can easily satisfy almost any reader. The Pulp Jungle 3 years ago.

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The illustration depicts a view of Machu Picchu. The condor usually wins the struggle, a winner that is scraped and wounded.

He’s sent on assignment as an election monitor — clearly an excuse to get him out of the way perhaps permanently A Dribble of Ink. Chacaltana starts to suspect that perhaps a serial killer may be behind them, but who and what roncagliopo his – or her – motive?


Abril rojo by Santiago Roncagliolo

Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 13, Mark Staniforth rated it really liked it. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Soil for the Pen 1 year ago. I appreciated the portrait of a section of Peru I was getting.

From stationary requisitions, to the system of grace and favours in order both to attain the ever dangled promise of promotion and a “Datsun” and even to gain access to seeing a superior in rank in the course of your work.

We follow Chacaltana’s investigation and realizations amidst the many churches and passions of the religious celebrations for which the city of Ayacucho is famous. It has a lot of gratuitous gore; not disturbing, actually; it reads like the screenplay of a cheap Hollywood zombie film.

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