The Devil’s Country

The Devil’s Country

by Perla Suez

Translated by Rhonda Dahl Buchanan

Published by: White Pine Press

200 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781945680335
  • Published: March 2020


This novel unravels a tale of vengeance and vigilante justice at the hands of an unlikely heroine, a fourteen year-old girl named Lum Hué, daughter of a white man and a Mapuche mother, and sole survivor of the massacre of her village by five white soldiers. With a minimalist prose that has become the trademark of Suez’s narrative fiction, the novel unfolds at a vertiginous pace. A recurring theme in Suez’s fiction is authoritarianism, specifically the imposition of power over the weak and defenseless. A fan of Quentin Tarantino films, Suez refers to The Devil’s Country as her Patagonian Western.