Flipping back to May of 1961, there is a group of assassins, all equally scarred by Trujillo, waiting to gun the Generalissimo down. Finally there is an astonishing portrait of Trujillo--the Goat--and his grotesque coterie. Llosa depicts Trujillo as a villain of Shakespearean proportions. He is a preening, macho dandy who equates his own virility with the nation's health. An admirer of Hitler 'not for his ideas but for the way he wore a uniform' (fittingly he equips his secret police force with a fleet of black Volkswagen Beetles), Trujillo even has his own Himler in Colonel Abbes Garcia: a vicious torturer with a predilection for the occult. Although once 'the spoiled darling of the Yankees' this arch manipulator whose corruption permeates every aspect of Dominican life, is now viewed as a serious liability by Kennedy's government and several members of his own ruling elite.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Marca||Faber & Faber|
|Número da edição||2003|
|Número de Páginas||480|
|Autor||Llosa, Mario Vargas; Vargas Llosa,Mario|