A well-connected lawyer and his deranged wife die in a mysterious fire. Their fate, however, is much more than material for a whodunit. Murder, dictatorship, love, eroticism, torture, and the healing power of art: these and many other elements comprise this novel of political repression and personal redemption set in Corrientes, northern Argentina, in the heart of South America. Juan Manuel Marcos’s
Gunter’s Winter, translated for the first time into English by Tracy Karl Lewis, offers a poetic and intellectually challenging vision of Latin America in the turbulent 1980s and of human endurance wherever tyranny abides.