Castellanos Moya's most thrilling book to date, about the senselessness of tyranny.

The tyrant of Horacio Castellanos Moya's ambitious new novel is the actual pro-Nazi mystic Maximiliano Herna'ndez Marti'nez - known as the Warlock - who came to power in El Salvador in 1932. An attempted coup in April, 1944, failed, but a general strike in May finally forced him out of office. Tyrant Memory takes place during the month between the coup and the strike. Its protagonist, Hayde'e Aragon, is a well-off woman, whose husband is a political prisoner and whose son, Clemente, after prematurely announcing the dictator's death over national radio during the failed coup, is forced to flee when the very much alive Warlock starts to ruthlessly hunt down his enemies. The novel moves between Hayde'e's political awakening in diary entries and Clemente's frantic and often hysterically comic efforts to escape capture. Tyrant Memory - sharp, grotesque, moving, and often hilariously funny - is an unforgettable incarnation of a coun- try's history in the destiny of one family.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Title: Tyrant Memory
Author(s): Horacio Castellanos Moya
ISBN: 0-8112-1917-8 / 978-0-8112-1917-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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Title: Tyrant Memory
Author(s): Horacio Castellanos Moya
Publisher: New Directions
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