"The Feast of the Goat" is a historical novel set in the Dominican Republic during the rule of dictator Rafael Trujillo. It follows the story of Urania Cabral, a successful lawyer returning to her homeland after 30 years of self-imposed exile, and her struggle to confront the traumatic past that led to her departure. The narrative alternates between Urania's personal story and the brutal regime of Trujillo, providing a stark depiction of political tyranny and its effects on individual lives.
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- 2nd on The best books in Spanish for the last 25 years (El Pais)
- 28th on 100 Best Novels, in Translation, Since 1900 (CounterPunch)
- The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
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