Books by Manlio Argueta

A PLACE CALLED MILAGRO DE LA PAZ by Manlio Argueta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Their plaintive yearning for the 'miracle of peace,' which the name of their village ironically promises, provides the best moments in an otherwise unfortunately derivative novel: it's very nearly a rewrite of Alberto Moravia's famous Two Women."
El Salvador's best-known novelist (Little Red Riding Hood in the Red Light District, 1998, etc.) relates in both present action and extended flashback the life of middle-aged single mother Latina, who barely survives, during a time of violent political oppression, supporting her adolescent daughter and motherless young grandson by selling homegrown flowers and homemade clothing. Read full book review >
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD IN THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT by Manlio Argueta
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The allegory scores its points, all right, but its discursive, hectoring tone makes Argueta's very busy, sometimes strident novel much more effective as ingenious political counterstatement than as art."
A revised edition of Argueta's prizewinning 1978 novel, one of the most popular books ever published in El Salvador. Read full book review >
MAGIC DOGS OF THE VOLCANOES by Manlio Argueta
Released: Dec. 30, 1990

In his first book for children, a well-known Salvadoran author incorporates the folkloric "cadejos" (magic dogs) into a story in the Latin American tradition of using fantasy to explore more realistic truths. Read full book review >