"Final Silence by Ronald Flores, translated from the Spanish-language original by Gavin O’Toole
Exploring the impact of torture, psychological warfare and the Guatemalan civil war, Final Silence is a compelling drama that examines the emotional wounds that blighted a generation.
This book is unique because it is the second of only two Guatemalan novels to have been published in English since 2006, and won the prestigious Mario Monteforte Toledo literary prize open to writers in Central America.
Housmans are delighted to welcome Ronald Flores, who will be flying in from Guatemala especially for the event to talk about the novel and the political situation on Guatemala. Ronald will be joined by the translator Gavin O’Toole.
Reviews and Recommendations
“Último Silencio is a highly intelligent novel that announced the arrival of an important new protagonist on Guatemala’s literary scene.” - Latin American Review of Books
“There is no improvising here - the author narrates well and directs with skilful technical solvency. The result is a powerful work of undoubted contemporary originality.” - Jury, Mario Montefore Toledo Prize, 1999
Publication date: 15 April 2008
Extent: 108 pages