“They say I was contradictory from a very young age. It is true; sure from my mom’s tummy. Peron was also contradictory, who aspired to the sympathy of the United States and the dictator Franco of Spain at the same time.”
Marcos Aguinis delivers here what is possibly its riskiest literary challenge: it gets under the skin of the very Eva Duarte de Peron to tell from her point of view (from the voice of Evita herself, today) the complexities and chiaroscuro of her life, death and transcendence.
“Some say that my luck was directed by misfortunes,” says Aguinis’ Eva while flying to her destination, adding, “What schematic versions! What a lack of imagination! “. Making those words a mandate, the author of Against the Inquisition and The Passion According to Carmela knots imagination with rigor so common places when it comes to portraying “the spiritual head of the Peronist’s movement” burst into the air, achieving a controversial portrait with spectrally accuracy, a historical review narrated with electricity from an exciting novel.