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Red April

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
In the wake of Roberto Bolaño's The Savage Detectives, a chilling, internationally acclaimed political thriller by one of Latin America's most important young writers.

Mother-haunted, wife-abandoned, literature-loving, quietly eccentric Félix Chacaltana Saldívar is a hapless, by-the-book, unambitious prosecutor living in Lima. Up to this moment, he has lived a life in which nothing particularly good or bad has ever happened to him. But he has just been put in charge of an investigation into a bizarre murder that may be linked to Peru's infamous terrorist group, the Shining Path. As the investigation proceeds, in propulsive twists and turns, Saldívar will be compelled to confront what it means to be moral in a corrupt and brutal society while witnessing what happens to both the individual and society when death becomes the only certainty in life.

Remarkable for the self-assured clarity of its style, the inexorable momentum of its exposition,
and the complexity of its concerns, Red April works brilliantly on the deepest historical, social, and psychological levels. It is an electrifying novel.

Genre: Mystery

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March 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Red April
Author(s): Santiago Roncagliolo
ISBN: 1-84354-830-5 / 978-1-84354-830-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Red April: A Novel
Author(s): Santiago Roncagliolo
ISBN: 0-375-42544-6 / 978-0-375-42544-8 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Red April (Atlantic Cult Classics)
Author(s): Santiago Roncagliolo
ISBN: 1-78649-540-6 / 978-1-78649-540-2 (UK edition)
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Red April
Author(s): Santiago Roncagliolo
ISBN: 1-84354-831-3 / 978-1-84354-831-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Red April (Vintage International)
Author(s): Santiago Roncagliolo
ISBN: 0-307-38838-7 / 978-0-307-38838-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Red April
Author(s): Santiago Roncagliolo
ISBN: 1-84887-507-X / 978-1-84887-507-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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December 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Red April: A Novel
Author(s): Santiago Roncagliolo
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Title: Red April: A Novel
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November 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Red April
Author(s): Santiago Roncagliolo, Edith Grossman (translator)
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April 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Red April
Author(s): Santiago Roncagliolo
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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Title: Red April: A Novel (Vintage International)
Author(s): Santiago Roncagliolo
Publisher: Vintage
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