9780140288612

The Tattooed Soldier

  • ISBN 13:

    9780140288612

  • ISBN 10:

    0140288619

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/01/2000
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Summary

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter H├ęctor 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.

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