Santa Evita by Tomas Elroy Martinez

Santa Evita

Tomas Elroy Martinez

This is not an easy read. The style varies - sometimes surreal then strictly documentary with frequent use of flashbacks. Every time I got ready to give up though, my attention was grabbed and held again. Lots of relevance for a post-Diana Britain as an added ingredient

Extract

'Evita doesn't have a halo' I said. 'You can't make me swallow that.' 'Yes she does we all saw it.'

Parallels
  • The Ghost Country by Sarah Paretsky
  • Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
  • Eva Luna by Isabelle Allende

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