Rafael Trujillo, aka The Goat, was the hated Dominican dictator whose reign of terror came to a close with his assassination in 1961. The Feast of the Goat imagines the last days of the regime from the point of view of Urania Cabral (the daughter of one of Trujillo’s closest associates), Trujillo’s assassins, and Trujillo himself. A riveting fictionalized account of this fascinating and horrifying period in Dominican history.
For more historical fiction set in Latin America, check these out:
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Peron Novel by Tomas Eloy Martinez
I, the Supreme by Augusto Antonio Roa Bastos