“Captivating … a story of blood, hatred, vengeance and politics.” —Radio-Canada
Alberto Ventura has travelled to Chile for his father’s funeral. Hated and loved both by his family and the indigenous people, Alberto discovers that his rakish, controversial, once-incarcerated sire has decimated the family land by mass-farming eucalyptus trees on behalf of global interests. Yet as Alberto investigates his father’s death—was it natural causes, murder, or self-sacrifice?—he finds the identity at stake is his own.
Praise for Mauricio Segura
“An excellent novel. It makes you catch your breath like a detective story, but the author goes much deeper.”—CBC
“In a lovely novel, neatly resolved, Mauricio Segura takes us to the end of the world—to the exotic landscapes of Patagonia—in order to ask questions that are of burning relevance here at home….What is identity? What is a homeland? And what is the connection between the two?” —Le Journal de Montréal
“Onto a background of extreme tension Mauricio Segura, a solid novelist of infallible instincts, grafts the story of Roberto Ventura, former socialist congressman who has returned to live in the shadow of the Llaima volcano after 15 years of political exile.” —L’Actualité