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Another hit from a Chilean star Apr 10, 2003
Jorge Edwards is a renowned Chilean author. In this book - for which he was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the most important prize of Spain - he combines the still virulent story of a returning exilee with the life of Joaquín Toesca, the Italian-turned-Chilean who constructed half Santiago's centre, including the Cathedral.
This book tells us about the aftermaths of a dictatorship and the different paths people take afterwards. It is well written. But it also needs a certain understanding of Chilean history to be fully appreciated.
Then again, this is simply good literature. Enjoy.