Taguada

Andrés Montero, one of the most renowned storytellers of his generation, weaves a fascinating legend about the class struggle and portrays a deep Chile eager for music and orality. A work that praises the ability of stories to travel through time and be told in multiple and unsuspected ways.
Summary

At the beginning of the 19th century, in central Chile, a dazzling duel between the landowner Javier de la Rosa and a labourer of slave descent known as the "mulato Taguada" took place. Two centuries later, a young man hears this story from the mouth of Nicanor Parra himself and, amazed, decides to investigate the scenarios and implications of this famous counterpoint.

Taguada is a choral novel narrated by various characters: researchers, payadores (improvising folk trovadors), priests, fairground workers, soldiers, journalists, gravediggers and poets, who end up asking more than answering questions. Is it true that they competed for ninety-six hours? Is it true that the boss was crowned and that Taguada had a disastrous future?

Category
Narrative
Fiction
Text
Andrés Montero
Publisher
Sudamericana
Year
2019
Language
Spanish
ISBN
9789562625876
Pages
196pp
Cover
Softcover
Size
15X23cm