La aventura de los bustos de Eva

Buenos Aires: Norma, (Col. La Otra Orilla), 2004. first edition. Paperback. 332p., notes. Near Fine in Wraps. Item #23060
ISBN: 9875451967

For the time, it seems a matter of routine. Fausto Tamerlán, the relentless real estate tycoon, has been kidnapped by Montoneros, and family members and executives of the company await the demands of the kidnappers. But with these come the stupor: in addition to the ransom money, Montoneros demands that a bust of Eva Perón be placed in every office of the company. Nothing less than 92 busts. Who will be responsible for getting such a quantity, and in the shortest possible time? Nothing less than Ernesto Marroné, head of purchases, effective and loyal executive. Or so it seemed. The following days will make us (and will) discover new facets of his personality. It will no longer be Marroné de Tamerlán and children, but Marroné de Montoneros? In that singular move, which begins as a series of misunderstandings, there is as much chance as destiny. Marroné will discover a world of politics and passion, that so little resembles his previous life, based on conformity and constant accommodation, supported by management and self-help books such as Don Quixote, the walking executive, that marked a path that now seems stay in suspense. Meanwhile, the days pass and Mr. Tamerlane's life hangs by a thread; Meanwhile, Argentina assumes that it is immersed in the worst violence. And this is not the case: the dictatorship has not yet begun. The worst is yet to come. The adventure of the busts of Eva is a true narrative prodigy. A novel that restores the power, the voracity and the madness of the seventies, and that at the same time avoids clichés about the time. Without falling into easy parody, with irony and lucidity, with dazzling writing, Gamerro demonstrates, once again, that he is a master in the art of crossing and enhancing literature and politics.

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