Blood of the Dawn
Author: Claudia Salazar
The fate of three women intertwine and are ripped apart during what’s known by “the time of fear” in Peruvian history. This novel rewrites the armed conflict in the voice of women, that mixes politics, desire and pain with a lucid and brutal prose. Salazar activates our memories through visual and narrative references that hit us by reading the personal stories of these three women. The social trauma of Peru is full of personal tragedies: Salazar’s characters may be fiction, but the pain they all go through is completely real.
Blood of the Dawn is a beautiful novel and, at the same time, an example of what art can do to help us not to forget.
SPANISH (Perú) | Animal de Invierno
ENGLISH (North America) | Deep Vellum Publishing
- Las Americas Narrative Prize 2014