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Santiago, Chile, at the height of Pinochet's reign of terror. Julieta, the daughter of a senior government official, is to be married to the army officer of her father's choice. She attempts to escape with the boy she loves to the Peruvian Andes, but her father's tentacles reach across South America and even as far as England. The young lovers long to live in peace and set up a school and medical centre in Bolivia but are caught up in a series of gripping adventures and narrow escapes. They are helped by a courageous priest, whose mission is to save former Allende supporters from the prisons, torture chambers and executions of the military régime.
The Snake and the Condor is more than a retelling of one of the great love stories
of world literature. It also studies the cruel effects of colonization, forced conversion
and economic exploitation on non-
'From the very first lines the standard is set and the reader is at Southam's beck and call,' Hayley Broad wrote in an article on the author's work for a leading literary review. 'His powers of description are at points so strong that they are disturbing. Southam creates characters that are believable, subtle, and often deeply comic, while consistently providing room for political reflection.'
'Profoundly rich and transporting,' Dr Andrea Ashworth, book reviewer and author
of the bestseller ‘Once in a House on Fire’, wrote in a pre-
Paul Simon wrote in a pre-
Robert Southam graduated from Oxford and has since worked as an actor, director,
university teacher and film-
England and on the Continent. Writing is now one of his main activities.
The Snake and the Condor can be ordered from the publishers, John Hunt Publishing
It is also available from Amazon and in bookshops.