Barcelona: Alfaguara, 2016. First Edition. Paperback. 409p., wrps. New. Item #58096
"La noche de los alfileres" is a thrilling crime novel set in Lima in the 1990s that tells the story of four friends who recall an event from their adolescence that only they know about: the death of their teacher. In the years of upheaval in Peru, this crime was kept silent by attacks and bombs. Through this narrative, author Santiago Roncagliolo addresses universal themes like sexual awakening, the absence of a sense of danger, the need for self-affirmation and its consequences, and the lack of discrimination between good and evil. Roncagliolo is the winner of the Alfaguara Novel Prize and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.