Carmen's Rust

by Ana Maria del Rio, translated by Michael J. Lazzara ’97 (Overlook)


A wrenching allegory of life under Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, first published in 1986 and now available in English. The story follows Carmen, a rebellious teenager who lives in Santiago, as her life becomes a mournful vision of repression, isolation and emotional suffering.

Isabel Allende has called the author “One of the most original and powerful literary voices of Latin America.”