Santa Evita by Tomás Eloy Martínez

"Santa Evita" is a fictionalized account of the life and death of Eva Peron, the beloved First Lady of Argentina. The book delves into the mysterious journey of her embalmed corpse which was moved around the world and hidden for 16 years after her death. The narrative, interwoven with historical facts, explores the cult-like fascination and devotion that surrounded her during her life and continues after her death.

The 4393rd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 144

Since this book was first published in 1995, there is a penalty of 33.6%. The age adjusted score is 95.62.

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