Living in the Shadows of Che Guevara. By L. Angel Rivera and Louis Reyes Rivera. ISBN:978-1-951088-00-2 440 pgs. $23.95
Latin America--Fiction--Social Life and politics; Che Guevara Biography, Latino literature Che Guevara Fictional Biography; Hispanic literature Historical Fiction; Che Guevara Historical Fiction, Che Guevara assassination Bolivia
“It’s said that Don Quixote went mad from reading too many
wild romances of chivalry. The greatest of these was Amadís of Gaul with its
mysterious heroine Oriana, who would appear in Ariosto’s poem, Proust’s Duchese
de Germantes. L. Guerrero and Louis Reyes Rivera have given us Oriana once more
in what could pass as a latter-day romance of chivalry. There is nothing
virtual about Latin American reality as it borders so closely on the world of
the fantastic. Its tale might well drive some contemporary Quixote daft.
Readers of this novel must be careful and look to their sanity.” —Gregory
Rabassa, the preeminent American translator of Spanish and Portguese; his works
include Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Joaquim
Maria Machado de Assis’s The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas.
Johnny Temple, Publisher of Akashic Book spoke highly about the novel “Living In the Shadows of Che Guevara: “This is an international crime story with the ghosts and skeletons of history. This story melds the personal, and the individual characters, with the political and international which is handled organically. This book reminds me of one of my favorite novels of the last 20-years, ‘Four Hands,’ by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, a book that also features a journalist-protagonist, along with a cast of other characters.”