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The Armies

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
Ismael is a retired school teacher in a small Colombian village. He gathers oranges, admires beautiful women and has an idyllic everyday life. When the village is ransacked by an anonymous army, he is thrown into the fray and his mental stability collapses. The tragedy which engulfs the inhabitants of this village has indeed become an everyday occurrence in this country. People are kidnapped; killed; they disappear at the hands of unidentified groups such as the armies of the title: Guerillas, Paramilitaries, narcotics traffickers. Instead of describing the reality of an unpredictable violent world, Rosero imitates it - with the dense, confused prose of a man going mad. Instead of portraying violence, he has created a violent novel. In this story, no-one is spared, no one is protected.

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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Armies: Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
Author(s): Evelio Rosero
ISBN: 1-84724-485-8 / 978-1-84724-485-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Paperback Editions

1601 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Armies (New Directions Paperbook)
Author(s): Evelio Rosero
ISBN: 0-8112-1864-3 / 978-0-8112-1864-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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February 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Armies: Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
Author(s): Evelio Rosero
ISBN: 1-906694-77-X / 978-1-906694-77-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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November 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Armies: Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
Author(s): Evelio Rosero
ISBN: 1-84724-486-6 / 978-1-84724-486-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Armies: Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
Author(s): Evelio Rosero
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Armies (New Directions Paperbook)
Author(s): Evelio Rosero
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon