The Real Life of Alejandro MaytaBook - 1986
In the near future, Peru has become a battleground for the major world powers, pitting Cuban-backed radicals against a crumbling militaristic establishment, where the narrator embarks upon a project that he hopes will illuminate the problems of contemporary Peru. Reprint.
The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta is an astute psychological portrait of a modern revolutionary and a searching account of an old friend's struggle to understand him. First published in English in 1986, the novel probes the long and checkered history of radical politics in Latin America.
Set in Peru during a war between U.S. Marines and a Cuban-Bolivian revolutionary army, this fictional memoir characterizes the evolution of a revolutionary, in a powerful psychological portrait of the fanaticism and destruction of revolution