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By Mario Bencastro

ISBN-10: 155885164X

ISBN-13: 9781558851641

while Rogelio Villaverde reveals himself destitute and determined for employment, he leaps on the likelihood for paintings with The Tribune, a small newspaper in San Salvador. The jumbled items of his existence start to fall well into position along with his new task and a brand new love curiosity, Lourdes. however the army coup d’etat in El Salvador brings curfews and the institution of martial legislation upon the town. Rogelio’s paintings with the newspaper plunges him into the political melee, the place he's pressured to discard his political ambivalence and take a place. He can now not stay detached within the face of the chaos that has overtaken the lives of everybody round him. His anti-government sentiments height with the assassination of Archbishop Romero and the aftermath, while squaddies opened hearth at the throngs of mourners.

Rogelio’s first intuition is to flee the insanity and accompany his boss and pal into exile. yet future takes one other radical twist, and chilling occasions seal Rogelio’s destiny. he's forced to stay and subscribe to the fight for justice and freedom in his native land. greater than a political novel, A Shot within the Cathedral is a tribute to the persistence of the human spirit. Its protagonists are usual those that try to reside usual lives in the middle of harmful and oppressive situations.

Not a propagandistic or partisan view of the strife, A Shot within the Cathedral is extraordinary for its sensitivity, restraint and poetic imaginative and prescient of the tragic and inhuman occasions and activities that polarized not just the folks of El Salvador but in addition these of the us, Latin the United States and Europe.

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