Santa Evita

Santa Evita


Eva Peron entered immortality on 26th July, 1952. The bizarre after-life of her embalmed body - hidden, hijacked, replicated, smuggled abroad, buried, resurrected, repatriated - echoed her equally strange life. From the story of the plain poor-trash girl who reinvented herself to become first the uncrowned queen of Argentina's masses and then their uncanonized saint, Tomas Eloy Martinez has created a mesmerizing, highly readable work of fiction.


  • The most powerful work of fiction to come from Latin America since One Hundred Years of Solitude
    Alberto Manguel, Independent

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Tomas Eloy Martinez

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