This dizzying and shocking novel by Marcos Aguinis is also the biography of an era. The action takes place in Argentina and in Germany. Its protagonists -Rolf, Edith, Alberto- make up a triangle that encloses the political and social conflicts of the 30’s (deservedly called “the infamous decade”).
The woman that, for very different reasons, attracts both men, will soon know that she is close to the portals of infernal fires, at the dawn of destruction and the Holocaust, while those who contrived the tragedy parade in the background: General Félix Uriburu; Ernesto Alemann, the journalist; Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli; Himmler; Goebbels, and – more ominous and dark – Hitler himself. The author starts off from facts and existing characters, and manages to use them to contrive a plot that is full of mystery and that transcribes the tensions of the most ideologically uncertain and belligerent years of the century.
All the characters in “La Matriz del Infierno” are attracted and repelled by each other, true to their passions and, at the same time, to historical fate. Masterfully told from different points of view, Aguinis’ novel reveals the nuances and hidden facts that history as a discipline cannot encompass.
Through the talents and power of discernment of the author of “La Cruz Invertida” and “Elogio de la Culpa”, readers are driven to the core of a complex reality, the consequences of which are still pertinent – today more than ever.