The Tattooed Soldier

The Tattooed Soldier

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140288612
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Héctor Tobar‘s debut novel is a tragic tale of destiny and consequence set in downtown Los Angeles on the eve of the 1992 riots. Antonio Bernal is a Guatemalan refugee haunted by memories of his wife and child murdered at the hands of a man marked with a yellow tattoo. Not far from Antonio’s apartment, Guillermo Longoria extends his arm and reveals a tattoo–yellow pelt, black spots, red mouth. It is the mark of the death squad, the Jaguar Battalion of the Guatemalan army. A chance encounter ignites a psychological showdown between these two men who discover that the war in Central America has followed them to the quemazones, the “great burning” of the Los Angeles riots.
The Tattooed Soldier

The Tattooed Soldier

Hector Tobar

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